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The Caring Hands

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

9 Brunel Place, Flitwick, Bedford, MK45 1GF 07702 007657

Provided and run by:
Miss Jessica Eastley

Important: This service was previously registered at a different address - see old profile

All Inspections

6 July 2023

During a monthly review of our data

We carried out a review of the data available to us about The Caring Hands 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 The Caring Hands, you can give feedback on this service.

6 March 2019

During a routine inspection

About the service:

• The Caring Hands is a domiciliary care agency. It provides personal care to adults living in their own houses and flats, so that they can live as independently as possible.

• Not everyone using The Caring Hands receives a 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.

• At the time of this inspection 57 people were using the service, 46 of whom were receiving personal care.

People’s experience of using this service:

• Everyone told us they would recommend the service to others and some people already had. One person said, “I am very happy. I wouldn’t want to change them at all. I would definitely recommend, I am always telling people I couldn’t have better carers in the world.” Another person added, “They (staff) are all very nice, I would recommend them. They help me out if I need them. I can rely on them if I have a problem.”

• People were protected from abuse and avoidable harm and risks to people were managed safely.

• There were enough staff, with the right training and support, to meet people’s needs and help them to stay safe. Staff provided care and support in a kind and compassionate way.

• The service acted in line with legislation and guidance regarding seeking people’s consent. People were enabled 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’s privacy, dignity, and independence was respected and promoted. They received personalised care and were given opportunities to participate in activities of their choosing.

• Systems were in place for people to raise any concerns or complaints they might have about the service. Feedback was responded to in a positive way, to improve the quality of service provided.

• There was strong leadership at the service. The management team and the service culture they created drove and improved high-quality, person-centred care.

• Arrangements were in place to involve people in developing the service and seek their feedback, and systems were in place to monitor the quality of service provision and to drive continuous improvement. Opportunities for the service to learn and improve were welcomed and acted upon, and the service worked in partnership with other agencies for the benefit of the people living there.

Rating at last inspection:

This service has not been rated since the provider moved address in January 2018 and we undertook checks as part of that process. Prior to this the service was inspected and rated Good (published August 2016), at the provider’s previous address. Details of that inspection can be found under the provider’s old profile on the CQC website at www.cqc.org.uk

Why we inspected:

This was a planned inspection as part of CQC’s routine inspection programme.

Follow up:

We will continue to monitor information about the service and will carry out another inspection in accordance with our published inspection programme. If any concerning information is received in the interim, we may inspect sooner.

For more details of this inspection, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at www.cqc.org.uk.