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Support Workers Direct

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

6 York Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO21 1LT (01243) 837866

Provided and run by:
The Aldingbourne Trust

All Inspections

6 July 2023

During a monthly review of our data

We carried out a review of the data available to us about Support Workers Direct on 6 July 2023. We have not found evidence that we need to carry out an inspection or reassess our rating at this stage.

This could change at any time if we receive new information. We will continue to monitor data about this service.

If you have concerns about Support Workers Direct, you can give feedback on this service.

27 February 2019

During a routine inspection

About the service: Support Workers Direct provides care and support to people living in a 'supported living' setting, so that they can live in their own home as independently as possible. People's care and housing are provided under separate contractual agreements. CQC does not regulate premises used for supported living; this inspection looked at people's personal care and support.

Support Workers Direct is registered to provide personal care services to people with learning disabilities living within supported living accommodation. One of the supported living locations supported young people as a transition whilst they were at college and learning to become independent. The other location supported people who were older. At the time of the inspection 5 people were living in individual flats receiving personal care.

People’s experience of using this service:

¿The outcomes for people using the service reflected the principles and values of Registering the Right Support in the following ways; promotion of choice and control, independence and inclusion. People's support focussed on opportunities to gain new skills and maintain current independence and work toward more independence.

¿Staff knew people well and encouraged their development and independence.

¿People were treated with kindness and compassion. Staff provided emotional support as needed.

¿People’s independence was promoted and encouraged.

¿People’s needs were assessed and planned for. People were involved in these assessments and ongoing reviews.

¿Risks to people were considered. Staff had a positive approach to risk and worked with people to address and mitigate risks.

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

¿People, their relatives and staff were asked for their views of the service and ongoing development.

¿Staff work closely and in partnership with health and social care professionals, and where relevant the staff from the local college.

¿Staff were recruited using safe recruitment practices.

¿Staff had training to meet people’s needs, and were supported with regular supervision, competency checks and staff meetings.

¿Staff and the management understood their roles and responsibilities.

¿The quality assurance framework supported the registered manager and staff team to continuously improve.

Rating at last inspection: The service registered with the Care Quality Commission on 30 January 2018 and this is their first inspection.

Why we inspected: This was a planned comprehensive inspection, following the registration of the location.

Follow up: We will continue to monitor the intelligence we receive about this home and plan to inspect in line with our re-inspection schedule for those services rated Good.