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Inspection carried out on 26 September 2018

During a routine inspection

Luu-Bridgets Healthcare Limited is a domiciliary care agency. It provides personal care to people living in their own homes in the community. At the time of the inspection the provider was providing personal care to two people. This inspection took place on the 26 September 2018. We gave the provider two days’ notice of the inspection as we needed to make sure the registered manager would be available. This was our first inspection of the service.

The service had a registered manager in post. 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 requirements in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and associated Regulations about how the service is run.

The service had safeguarding and whistle blowing procedures in place and staff had a clear understanding of these procedures. Appropriate recruitment checks took place before staff started work. There was enough staff available to meet people’s needs. Risks to people were assessed to ensure their needs were safely met. Peoples medicines were safely managed, and people were receiving their medicines as prescribed by health care professionals. Staff had received training in infection control and food hygiene, and they were aware of the steps to take to reduce the risk of the spread of infections. There were system’s in place for monitoring, investigating and learning from incidents and accidents.

People’s care needs were assessed before they started using the service. Staff received supervision and training relevant to people’s needs. People were supported to maintain a balanced diet. People had access to a GP and other health care professionals when they needed them. 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 and their relatives, where appropriate, had been consulted about their care and support needs. People told us staff were kind and caring. People received personalised care that met their needs. People’s privacy and dignity was respected. People knew about the provider’s complaints procedure and they were confident their complaints would be dealt with appropriately. Staff had received training on equality and diversity. Staff said they would support people according to their diverse needs. People could communicate their needs effectively and could understand information in the current written format provided to them. Information was available in different formats when it was required. No one using the service required support with end of life care, however the service had access to health care professionals for this type of support if it was required.

The provider monitored the quality of service that people received. The registered manager used feedback from people during telephone monitoring calls and spot checks to evaluate and make improvements at the service. Staff said they enjoyed working at the service and they received good support from the registered manager. There was an out of hours on call system in operation that ensured management support and advice was available for staff when they needed it. The registered manager and staff worked closely with health and social care professionals to ensure people received good quality care.