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Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 14 March 2019

About the service:

Yourlife Edgbaston provides personal care and support to people, over the age of 70, living in ‘extra care’ housing. The extra care housing complex, Ryland Place is purpose-built and provides household accommodation in a shared building. There are 57 apartments in the complex. They are for single person or double occupancy. Not everyone living at Ryland Place receives the regulated activity personal care. At the time of the inspection there were 4 people in receipt of a service.

People’s experience of using this service:

People told us they felt safe and were well-supported. There were sufficient staff hours available to meet people’s needs in a safe and consistent way, and staff roles were flexible to allow this.

Systems were in place for people to receive their medicines in a safe way.

Risk assessments were in place and they accurately identified current risks to the person as well as ways for staff to minimise or appropriately manage those risks.

People were involved in decisions about their care. 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.

Information was accessible to involve people in decision making about their lives.

People were provided with good standards of personal care by staff who were well-trained and supported in their roles.

The service assisted people, where required, in meeting their health care and nutritional needs.

Staff worked together, and with other professionals, in co-ordinating people’s care.

Staff were kind, caring and supportive of people and their families. Privacy and dignity were respected and people’s independence was promoted.

Processes were in place to manage and respond to complaints and concerns.

Care plans were person-centred and people's abilities and preferences were clearly recorded.

Communication was effective and staff and people were listened to. Staff said they felt well-supported and were aware of their rights and their responsibility to share any concerns about the care provided.

There were opportunities for people, relatives and staff to give their views about the service. The provider undertook a range of audits to check on the quality of care provided.

More information is in the full report:

Why we inspected:

This was the first inspection of the service since it was registered in March 2018. This was a planned comprehensive inspection,

Follow up:

We will continue to monitor the service through the information we receive.

Inspection areas



Updated 14 March 2019

The service was safe.

Details are in our Safe findings below.



Updated 14 March 2019

The service was effective.

Details are in our Effective findings below.



Updated 14 March 2019

The service was caring.

Details are in our Caring findings below.



Updated 14 March 2019

The service was responsive.

Details are in our Responsive findings below.



Updated 14 March 2019

The service was well-led.

Details are in our Well-Led findings below.