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Review carried out on 7 October 2021

During a monthly review of our data

We carried out a review of the data available to us about Wellington Care on 7 October 2021. We have not found evidence that we need to carry out an inspection or reassess our rating at this stage.

This could change at any time if we receive new information. We will continue to monitor data about this service.

If you have concerns about Wellington Care, you can give feedback on this service.

Inspection carried out on 12 July 2018

During a routine inspection

This inspection of Wellington Community Care took place on 12 July 2018 and was announced. We gave the provider notice of our inspection because we needed to know someone would be at the agency office to meet us. The service was first registered in July 2017 and so this was the first rated inspection.

At this inspection we rated the service as ‘good’.

The provider was required to have a registered manager in post. There was a manager in post who had been registered since the service was registered. A registered manager is a person who has registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to manage the service. Like registered providers, they are ‘registered persons’. Registered persons have legal responsibility for meeting the requirements in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and associated Regulations about how the service is run.

Wellington Community Care is a domiciliary care agency. It was set up to provider person-centred domiciliary and supported living services to adults in the community with mental health needs, learning disabilities, autism and other complex needs living in their own houses and flats or specialist housing. The service was supporting only two people at the time of our inspection, but was working with Hull City Council to provide specialist support to others in the near future.

This service provides care and support to people living in their own homes and 'supported living' settings, so that they can live in their own home as independently as possible. People's care and housing are provided under separate contractual agreements. CQC does not regulate premises used for supported living; this inspection looked at people’s personal care and support.

The care service has been developed and designed in line with the values that underpin the Registering the Right Support and other best practice guidance, with regards to the supported living houses. These values include choice, promotion of independence and inclusion. People with learning disabilities and autism using the service can live as ordinary a life as any citizen. Registering the Right Support CQC policy. The people receiving the service rented properties supplied by a housing association under individual tenancy agreements. These properties were sourced by the registered manager working in collaboration with social services officers and family members to ensure the people living in them would find them suitable for their needs.

At this inspection we found that the safety of people, staff and visitors was actively maintained using risk management systems. Safeguarding referrals were made to the responsible investigating body. Suitable numbers of staff were recruited and deployed to meet people’s needs. The provider and staff safely managed medicines and the control and prevention of infection.

Staff were trained, skilled and had their competency assessed to carry out their roles. People’s nutritional and healthcare needs were met. People's rights were upheld through adherence to the Mental Capacity Act and associated legislation. Advocacy services were accessed for people that required them. The supported living premises where some people lived that received the service, were suitable for providing support to people. Otherwise people chose for themselves how their homes were designed.

The staff were thoughtful and caring. People, their relatives and visiting professionals told us that staff were consistently caring and compassionate. The staff worked towards providing a person-centred culture. They respected people’s rights, privacy, dignity, diversity and independence.

People received a good responsive service. Staff followed tested ways of supporting people to meet their needs through effective care plans. Support to people reflected their preferences and cultural needs and people were helped to experience a variety of activities, pastimes and occupations when they wished. Complaints were appropriately respo