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Impact Care Limited

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404 High Street, Aldershot, GU12 4NE (020) 3488 2619

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Impact Care Limited

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Background to this inspection

Updated 11 July 2018

We carried out this inspection under Section 60 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 as part of our regulatory functions. This inspection was planned to check whether the provider is meeting the legal requirements and regulations associated with the Health and Social Care Act 2008, to look at the overall quality of the service, and to provide a rating for the service under the Care Act 2014.

The inspection was carried out on 13 June 2018 and was announced. We gave the provider 48 notice as we wanted to ensure that someone would be available to support us with the inspection. The inspection was undertaken by one inspector.

Before the inspection we reviewed relevant information that we had about the provider. We also received a provider information return (PIR) from the service. A PIR is a form that asks the provider to give some key information about the service, what the service does well and improvements they plan to make. We made contact with professionals that the service worked with to obtain feedback about the service.

During the inspection we reviewed documents and records that related to people’s care and the management of the service. We reviewed two people’s care plans, which included risk assessments and four staff files which included pre-employment checks. We looked at other documents held at the service such as training and quality assurance records. We spoke to the registered manager.

After the inspection we spoke to one person, one relative and two staff members.

Overall inspection


Updated 11 July 2018

We carried out an announced inspection of Impact Care Limited on 13 June 2018. This service is a domiciliary care agency. It provides personal care to people living in their own houses and flats. It primarily provides personal care to older adults. At the time of the inspection, the service supported two people with personal care. This was the first inspection of the service since they registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The service had a registered manager. A registered manager is a person who has registered with the Care Quality Commission to manage the service. Like registered providers, they are 'registered persons'. Registered persons have legal responsibility for meeting the legal requirements in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and the associated regulations on how the service is managed.

Staff had been trained to perform their roles in certain areas by the registered manager. However, the registered manager did not hold a qualification to deliver training. Therefore, important updates on certain areas may not have been covered effectively when training was delivered.

Risks had been identified and information had been included on how to mitigate risks to ensure people received safe care. Staff were aware of how to identify abuse and knew who to report abuse to, both within the organisation and outside the organisation. Medicines were managed safely. Medicine records were completed accurately. Staff had been trained with medicines.

Pre-employment checks had been carried out to ensure staff were fit and suitable to provide care and support to people safely. Staff told us they had time to provide person centred care and had enough staff to support people. There were systems in place to reduce the risk and spread of infection. Staff were provided with personal protection equipment (PPE) to ensure risks of infection were minimised when supporting people.

People were cared for by staff who felt supported. Spot checks had been carried out to observe staff performance to ensure people received the required care and support. Assessments had been carried out using the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) principles. People’s care and support needs were assessed regularly for effective outcomes. The service worked with health professionals if there were concerns about people’s health. Staff could identify the signs people gave when they were not feeling well and knew who to report to.

People had a positive relationship with staff. People and relatives told us that staff were caring. People’s privacy and dignity were respected by staff. People were involved with making decisions about their care.

Care plans were person centred and detailed people’s preferences, interests and support needs. People and relatives knew how to make complaints and staff were aware of how to manage complaints.

Staff told us the culture within the service was open and transparent and told us the service was well-led. People, relatives and staff were positive about the registered manager. People’s feedback was sought from surveys.