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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 30 January 2019

This announced inspection took place on 23 and 29 November 2018. On the first day of our inspection we visited the offices used by the service; on the second day we visited people, along with their family members and friends who had agreed to meet us in their homes.

Aceso Homecare is a domiciliary care agency. It provides personal care to older adults living in their own homes in the community. Not everyone using Aceso Homecare receives the regulated activity; CQC only inspects the service being received by people provided with ‘personal care’; which is help with tasks related to personal hygiene and eating. Where they do we also take into account any wider social care provided. At the time of our inspection Aceso Homecare was providing personal care for 29 people. This is the first inspection of this service.

A registered manager was 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.

People told us that they felt safe with the care and support they received and that the service was very reliable. One person told us, “Yes; we are really pleased and I feel safe and confident with the carers.” One person’s relative told us, “The care is reliable and of good quality.” One health and social work professional told us about the service, “They are really reliable. People’s families are always pleased with them. We get really good feedback.”

The service had enough staff and organised people’s calls in a way that meant carers had sufficient time to provide people’s care and were not rushed. One person told us that the staff, “Spend any extra time they have chatting.” Staff told us that they also felt well cared for and this supported them in caring for other people. They spoke enthusiastically of having a feeling of job satisfaction after caring for and supporting people in the community.

People told us that they thought the care staff visiting them at their home were outstanding in their care and very considerate in their approach towards them. One person said, “The girls are absolutely brilliant. When they come it’s like friends coming round.” Another person told us, “I feel comfortable having them in our house. It’s really nice.” We saw examples of people’s choice being promoted in the way care and support was provided. One person’s family member told us that when the service started, “We got to say what we needed. We felt listened to and they have always been there to help us. This makes me feel comfortable asking for help from them.” Another person told us, “They [care staff] make us feel comfortable; they are polite and always ask us what we like.”

Staff had been recruited in a way that helped ensure they were safe to work with vulnerable adults. Staff working at the service received appropriate support to enable them to be effective in their roles including a schedule of training. Staff told us that they had benefitted from the training provided. One staff member told us, “The training has been really good and useful; it has helped me in my role.”

Staff told us they are happy in their roles. One staff member told us, “I love it here. It’s all about people. There is a good atmosphere amongst the team; we have a can-do approach.” Staff were enthusiastic about their roles and spoke passionately about people’s support that was going well. It was clear that people doing well was important to them.

The service prioritised keeping people safe. Staff told us there was a responsive culture that made them feel comfortable raising any concerns they may have regarding people supported. All staff received training and regular refreshment of their knowledge of safeguarding vulnerable adults.

Each person had an initial assessment of thei

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 30 January 2019

The service was safe.

There was enough staff to ensure the service was reliable and timely.

Staff were safely recruited and were training in safeguarding vulnerable adults and medication administration.

The service had an effective risk assessment process in place.

Effective

Good

Updated 30 January 2019

The service was effective.

People praised the staff who cared for them.

Each person�s needs were assessed in partnership with them, ensuring their needs were met and that people made choices for themselves.

Staff received effective support and training.

Caring

Outstanding

Updated 30 January 2019

The service was very caring.

People supported, their relatives and health care professionals all described a service that was outstanding in its care.

The registered manager and staff were enthusiastic about supporting people and were empathic in their approach towards people. There were examples of staff thinking about people and going out of their way to help ensure their wellbeing.

People were treated with the upmost respected and their views and opinions were constantly sought and acted upon.

Responsive

Good

Updated 30 January 2019

The service was responsive.

People, their relatives and health care professionals told us the service was responsive to people�s needs and changes in people�s needs. People told us the service was flexible.

Each person had a detailed person-centred care plan, providing guidance for staff on what the person wanted to achieve.

The service was responsive to complaints and any concerns raised by people.

Well-led

Good

Updated 30 January 2019

The service was well led.

Leaders within the service had a clear vision of how to ensure that people received high quality care and support.

The service had developed a very clear documented set of values and aims. There was a can do, community focused culture within the staff team.

The service had actively encouraged communication and feedback and had built up positive relationships with other organisations.