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Audley Care Ltd - Audley Care St Georges Place Good

This service was previously registered at a different address - see old profile


Inspection carried out on 20 February 2019

During a routine inspection

About the service:

Audley Care St George's Place is a domiciliary care agency. It provides personal care to people living in a retirement village and their own houses and flats in the community. It provides services people living with dementia, older people, younger adults, people with physical disabilities and mental health issues. At the time of inspection eight people were receiving support.

Not everyone using Audley Healthcare receives regulated activity; CQC only inspects the service being received by people provided with ‘personal care’; help with tasks related to personal hygiene and eating. Where they do we also take into account any wider social care provided.

People’s experience of using this service:

People using the service benefited from an outstanding caring service. People told us how staff were kind and caring and treat them with compassion and respect. We saw how staff were supportive and went the extra mile to care for people.

People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice.

People’s healthcare needs were being met and medicines were being managed safely.

People were protected against avoidable harm, abuse, neglect and discrimination. The care they received was safe.

Care plans were up to date and detailed what care and support people wanted and needed. Risk assessments were in place and showed what action had been taken to mitigate identified risks.

People received personalised care and support specific to their needs and preferences. People's likes, preferences and dislikes were assessed. Care packages met people's desired


People were enabled to follow a variety of interests and activities. Ideas and events were initiated by people based upon their interests.

Staff were being recruited safely and there were enough staff to take care of people. Staff were receiving appropriate training and they told us the training was good and relevant to their role. Staff were supported by the registered manager and were receiving formal supervision where they could discuss their ongoing development needs.

There was a complaints procedure in place and people knew how to complain.

Everyone spoke highly of the registered manager who they said was approachable and supportive. The provider had effective systems in place to monitor the quality of care provided and where issues were identified, they acted to make improvements.

Rating at last inspection:

This was the service’s first inspection.

Why we inspected:

This was a planned inspection based on when the service was registered.

Follow up:

We will continue to monitor intelligence we receive about the service until we return to visit as per our re-inspection programme. If any concerning information is received, we may inspect sooner.