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Cranbrook House

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Suite 8 2nd Floor, 61 Cranbrook Road, Ilford, IG1 4PG (020) 8432 2810

Provided and run by:
Saxon Healthcare Ltd

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Background to this inspection

Updated 22 February 2023

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 one inspector.

Service and service type

This service is a domiciliary care agency. It provides personal care to people living in their own homes.

Registered Manager

This provider is required to have a registered manager to oversee the delivery of regulated activities at this location. A registered manager is a person who has registered with the Care Quality Commission to manage the service. Registered managers and providers are legally responsible for how the service is run, for the quality and safety of the care provided and compliance with regulations.

At the time of our inspection there was a registered manager in post.

Notice of inspection

We gave the service notice of the inspection. This was because it is a small service and we needed to be sure that the provider or registered manager would be in the office to support the inspection.

Inspection activity started on 20 January 2023 and ended on 27 January 2023. We visited the location’s office on 20 January 2023.

What we did before the inspection

We used the information the provider sent us in the provider information return (PIR). This is information providers are required to send us annually with key information about their service, what they do well, and improvements they plan to make.

We also reviewed the information we already held about the service. This included the last inspection report and notifications. A notification is information about important events, which the provider is required to tell us about by law. We used all of this information to plan our inspection.

During the inspection.

During the inspection, we spoke with the registered manager. We reviewed documents and records that related to people’s care and the management of the service.

We reviewed staff files, which included pre-employment checks, training and supervision records. We looked at other documents such as quality assurance records.

We also spoke to a relative of a person who used the service and one staff member by telephone.

Overall inspection


Updated 22 February 2023

About the service

Cranbrook House is a domiciliary care agency and is based in the London Borough of Redbridge. The service provides personal care to people in their own homes. 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

The provider had ensured risks to people were identified and were assessed so that people received safe care. Staff were aware of how to safeguard people from the risk of abuse. Systems were in place to ensure staff attended calls on time and to prevent and minimise the spread of infections when supporting people. Pre-employment checks had been carried out to ensure staff were suitable to work with people who could be at risk of abuse.

Staff had been trained to perform their roles effectively. People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives. 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 received care from staff who were caring and had a good relationship with them. Staff respected people’s privacy and dignity. People were encouraged to be independent and to carry out tasks without support.

Care plans were person centred to ensure people received personalised support. Systems were in place to manage complaints and people’s communication needs were met.

Quality assurance systems were in place to identify shortfalls to ensure there was a culture of continuous improvement.

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

Rating at last inspection

The last rating for this service was Requires Improvement (published 29 June 2019) and there was a breach of regulation, specifically Regulation 12 (Safe Care & Treatment). The service was under a different name, Fosse Healthcare – East London at our last inspection but the provider remained the same.

Why we inspected

This inspection was carried out to follow up on action we told the provider to take at the last inspection.

Follow up

We will continue to monitor information we receive about the service, which will help inform when we next inspect.