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Pannel Croft Village

Overall: Requires improvement read more about inspection ratings

Hospital Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B19 2YD (0121) 380 1340

Provided and run by:
The ExtraCare Charitable Trust

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Background to this inspection

Updated 10 September 2019

The inspection

We carried out this inspection under Section 60 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (the Act) as part of our regulatory functions. We checked whether the provider was meeting the legal requirements and regulations associated with the Act. We looked at the overall quality of the service and provided a rating for the service under the Care Act 2014.

Inspection team

The inspection was carried out by two inspectors and an assistant inspector.

Service and service type

Pannel Croft Village is a community based extra care facility. The Care Quality Commission regulates the care provided. The service had a manager registered with the Care Quality Commission. This means that they and the provider are legally responsible for how the service is run and for the quality and safety of the care provided.

Notice of inspection

We gave the service 48 hours’ notice of the inspection. This was because we needed to be sure that the provider or registered manager would be in the office to support the inspection.

What we did before the inspection

We used the information the provider sent us in the provider information return. This is information providers are required to send us with key information about their service, what they do well, and improvements they plan to make. This information helps support our inspections.

Prior to the inspection we reviewed information we held about the service since their last inspection. This included notifications received from the provider about deaths, accidents/incidents and safeguarding alerts which they are required to send us by law. We also contacted the local authority who commissioned services from this provider.

We used all of this information to plan our inspection.

During the inspection

During the inspection process we spoke with seven people, four relatives, twelve members of staff, three healthcare professionals and the registered manager.

We looked at the care and review records for five people who used the service and five staff files. We looked at recruitment and training records. We looked at records for how people were administered medicines as well as a range of records relating to the running of the service. This included incident and accident monitoring, auditing systems and complaints.

Overall inspection

Requires improvement

Updated 10 September 2019

About the service

Panel Croft Village is a community based extra care facility that was providing personal care to 36 people at the time of the inspection. People using the service lived in their own flats in a gated community in the city centre. Not everyone who used the service received personal care. CQC only inspects where people receive personal care. This is help with tasks related to personal hygiene and eating. Where they do we also consider any wider social care provided.

People’s experience of using this service and what we found

People were supported to receive their medicines but improvements were needed to ensure the arrangements in place were more robust. Care staff had received training in how to keep people safe and described the actions they would take when people were at risk of harm. Accidents and incidents were recorded and investigated to prevent them from happening in the future. The provider had a recruitment process in place to ensure only suitable care staff were recruited. There were enough staff to support people.

People were supported by care staff who had undertaken induction training and received on-going regular training to support people’s needs. People's nutritional needs were met. People accessed health care when needed.

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

People were supported by staff who were kind and caring. Staff were compassionate and empathetic and had built good relationships with people. People's privacy, dignity and independence were respected by staff. People’s equality and diversity needs were respected.

People's support needs were assessed regularly and planned to try to ensure they received the support they needed. People's support was individualised. People were supported to take part in social activities. The provider had a complaints process which people were aware of to share any concerns.

The provider did not have robust governance or auditing systems in place to ensure that medicine errors were learned from effectively. The provider had an improvement plan in place to further improve the quality of the care for people who lived at Panel Croft Village. Management and care staff had on-going training to ensure their learning, skills and knowledge was current to be able to support people.

Rating at last inspection

Rated good (published 23 August 2016).

Why we inspected

This was a planned inspection based on the previous rating.

Follow up

We will continue to monitor information we receive about the service until we return to visit as per our re-inspection programme. If we receive any concerning information we may inspect sooner.