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Inspection carried out on 4 February 2019

During a routine inspection

About the service: MSS Care Truro, is a domiciliary care agency that provides personal care to people living in their own homes in the community. When we inspected they were providing the regulated activity, personal care, to 60 people in the rural areas of The Lizard, Falmouth, Feock, Camborne, Redruth and surrounding areas in Cornwall.

What life is like for people using this service:

People were supported by staff that were caring, compassionate and treated them with the utmost dignity and respect. Any concerns or worries were listened and responded to and used as opportunities to improve.

People received person centred care and support based on their individual needs and preferences. Staff were aware of people's life history, and their communication needs. They used this information to develop positive, meaningful relationships with people.

People told us they felt well cared for by staff and encouraged them to maintain relationships and keep their independence for as long as possible.

Staff were respectful of the fact they were working in people's homes. The service offered flexible support to people and were able to adapt in order to meet people's needs and support them as they wanted.

Staff were recruited in a safe way and following a recent recruitment campaign, there were enough staff to meet people's current needs. Staff were supported by a system of induction, training, one-to-one supervision and appraisals to ensure they were effective in their role.

Staff liaised with other health care professionals to ensure people's safety and meet their health needs.

Where people lacked capacity, staff worked with the local authority to make sure they minimised any restrictions on people’s freedom for their safety and wellbeing.

Staff spoke positively about working for the provider. They felt well supported and that they could talk to management at any time. Staff were valued and happy in their work.

Lots of checks were completed by staff, the registered manager and provider to check the quality and safety of the service.

The registered manager and provider worked well to lead the staff team in their roles and ensure people received a good service.

For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at

Rating at last inspection: MSS Care Truro has not been rated at this location. This is the first rating of this service.

Why we inspected: This was a planned inspection. At this inspection the service was rated Good

Follow up: We will continue to monitor the service through the information we receive until we return to visit as per our re-inspection programme. If any concerning information is received we may inspect sooner.