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UK Supported Living Services Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 31 August 2019

About the service:

UK Supported Living Services Limited is registered to provide personal care to people in their own homes. At the time of our inspection six people living with a learning disability were receiving 24 hour support with personal care in their own supported living accommodation.

Not everyone using UK Supported Living Services Limited 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.

The service has been developed and designed in line with the principles and values that underpin Registering the Right Support and other best practice guidance. This ensures people who use the service can live as full a life as possible and achieve the best possible outcomes. The principles reflect the need for people with learning disabilities and/or autism to live meaningful lives that include control, choice, and independence. People using the service receive planned and co-ordinated person-centred support that is appropriate and inclusive for them.

People’s experience of using this service:

People were supported by caring, motivated staff who knew everyone very well and treated people as individuals and with dignity and respect. People were cared for by a consistent staff team who had received appropriate training to carry out their roles. The provider had robust recruitment systems to ensure staff were safely recruited. Staff spoke knowledgably about the systems in place to safeguard people from abuse.

The provider showed innovative and unique use of technology. The provider had developed and implemented a bespoke real time digital recording database system which enabled them to record, review and monitor all care and support records accurately and instantly. The introduction of the database had greatly improved the service delivery for people and had impacted positively on people’s health, wellbeing and daily lives.

The service was working within the principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. People were supported to have maximum choice and control over their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible and in their best interests; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice.

The service applied the principles and values of Registering the Right Support and other best practice guidance. These ensure people who use the service can live as full a life as possible and achieve the best possible outcomes that include control, choice and independence. The outcomes for people using the service reflected the principles and values of Registering the Right Support by promoting choice and control, independence and inclusion. People's support focused on them having as many opportunities as possible for them to gain new skills and become more independent .

Since the previous inspection the provider had made improvements to how they managed people’s medicines. People’s medicines were managed safely, stored securely and administered by trained staff. People received assistance to take their medicines as prescribed and were supported to access health care services.

People's care was tailored to their individual needs and maintained their independence as much as possible. Care plans were comprehensive, person centred, respectful, and reviewed regularly to ensure they reflected people’s needs.

Staff received regular supervision and annual appraisals to ensure they were fully supported in their role. There was an effective training programme that staff felt was interesting and well delivered.

People were supported to lead active lives and took part in a range of different activities if they wished. People who preferred to spend time on a one to one basis were supported with appropriate activities they enjoyed, to ensure their wellbeing was maintained and to prevent social isolation.

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Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 31 August 2019

The service was safe.

Details are in our safe findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 31 August 2019

The service was exceptionally effective.

Details are in our effective findings below.

Caring

Good

Updated 31 August 2019

The service was caring.

Details are in our caring findings below.

Responsive

Good

Updated 31 August 2019

The service was responsive.

Details are in our responsive findings below.

Well-led

Good

Updated 31 August 2019

The service was well-led.

Details are in our well-led findings below.