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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 28 April 2018

This announced inspection took place on 27 February, 12 and 13 March 2018. This service is a domiciliary care agency and provides care and support to adults living in their own houses and flats. Not everyone using Percurra 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. During our inspection, 24 people were provided with ‘personal care’ by Percurra.

The service had a registered manager at the time of our inspection. 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 a legal responsibility for meeting the requirements in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and associated Regulations about how the service is run.

People felt safe and were supported by staff who knew what action they should take if they suspected abuse. Risks to people’s health and safety were assessed and measures were in place to reduce the risk of harm to people. People’s needs were met and the provider was taking action to ensure they continued to have a sufficient amount of staff. People were provided with medicines by staff who received the required training. The provider was in the process of implementing a new system to improve the administration of medicines. People were protected by the prevention and control of the spread of infection and action was taken in response to any accidents or incidents which occurred when the service was being delivered.

People were supported by staff who had received an induction when they commenced working at the service and training relevant to their role. People were supported to eat and drink enough and were supported with their health care needs. Information was available in the event that people needed to move between services. Staff were provided with information about people’s health conditions and the support they required with this. 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 were supported by staff who were kind and caring. Staff respected people’s preferences and wishes about how their support was delivered. People were supported to maintain their privacy and dignity. The provider was aware of support available to people to help them express their views and wishes and told us this would be considered if a person needed this support. People were supported to maintain their independence as much as possible.

People’s needs were assessed before they started using the service. People told us they received care and support at the time and in the way it was needed. People were supported to maintain their interests and important relationships. People were given opportunities to make a complaint or raise concerns about the service they received, however it was not always clear whether complainants were happy with the response provided. We have made a recommendation about ensuring that complaints were fully responded to. People were supported in line with their wishes at the end of their life.

People and staff told us that improvements were required with communication as they were not always informed of changes or received feedback. Systems were in place to monitor and improve the quality of the service and changes were being made to ensure that timely and accurate information was available to staff. A registered manager was in place who was aware of their responsibilities. The provider sought and acted upon people’s feedback in relation to the service they received.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 28 April 2018

The service was safe.

People felt safe and were supported by staff who knew what action they should take if they suspected abuse.

Risks to people�s health and safety were assessed and measures were in place to reduce the risk of harm to people.

People�s needs were met and the provider was taking action to ensure they continued to have a sufficient amount of staff.

People were provided with medicines by staff who received the required training. The provider was in the process of implementing a new system to improve the administration of medicines.

People were protected by the prevention and control of the spread of infection.

Action was taken in response to any accidents or incidents which occurred when the service was being delivered.

Effective

Good

Updated 28 April 2018

The service was effective.

People were supported by staff who had received an induction when they commenced working at the service and training relevant to their role.

People were supported to eat and drink enough and were supported with their health care needs.

Information was available in the event that people needed to move between services.

Staff were provided with information about people�s health conditions and the support they required with this.

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.

Caring

Good

Updated 28 April 2018

The service was caring.

People were supported by staff who were kind and caring.

Staff respected people�s preferences and wishes about how their support was delivered.

People were supported to maintain their privacy and dignity.

The provider was aware of support available to people to help them express their views and wishes and told us this would be considered if a person needed this support.

People were supported to maintain their independence as much as possible.

Responsive

Good

Updated 28 April 2018

The service was responsive

People�s needs were assessed before they started using the service.

People told us they received care and support at the time and in the way it was needed.

People were supported to maintain their interests and important relationships.

People were given opportunities to make a complaint or raise concerns about the service they received, however it was not always clear whether complainants were happy with the response provided. We made a recommendation about ensuring that complaints were fully responded to.

People were supported in line with their wishes at the end of their life.

Well-led

Requires improvement

Updated 28 April 2018

The service was not consistently well led.

People and staff told us that improvements were required with communication as they were not always informed of changes or received feedback.

Systems were in place to monitor and improve the quality of the service and changes were being made to ensure that timely and accurate information was available to staff.

A registered manager was in place who were aware of their responsibilities.

The provider sought and acted upon people�s feedback in relation to the service they received.