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ENA Hourly Care Limited Good


Inspection carried out on 7 May 2019

During a routine inspection

About the service:

ENA Hourly Care Limited is a domiciliary care service that was providing personal care to 12 people living in their own homes at the time of this inspection. Not everyone using ENA Hourly Care receives 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 consider any wider social care provided.

People’s experience of using this service:

People were safe and protected from avoidable harm because staff knew how to identify and report any concerns relating to the risk of abuse. Risks to people's health, safety and well-being were assessed and measures put in place to remove or reduce the risks. People were supported by enough staff who had been safely recruited through a robust process. People’s medicines were managed safely. Staff had received training in infection control practices and personal protective equipment such as gloves and aprons was provided for them. The management team took appropriate actions following any incidents and learning was shared with staff.

The provider undertook assessments to make sure people's needs could be met by ENA Hourly Care. Care plans were developed from these assessments for each person’s identified needs and staff had clear guidance on how to meet those needs. Staff received training and support to help them to carry out their roles effectively. People said staff prepared simple meals for them as needed and encouraged them to take fluids to maintain their health and wellbeing. Staff and management knew people well and could promptly identify when people`s needs changed and they sought professional advice appropriately.

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. People and their relatives praised the kind and caring nature of staff. People received consistent care from a small team of staff. People knew about their care plans and could decide what care and support they needed. People’s records were held securely in a locked cabinet within a locked office to help promote confidentiality.

People received care and support as they wished. People told us they would be confident to raise any concerns with the management team. Everyone we spoke with during this inspection was satisfied with the care and support they received.

The management team was committed to providing a high standard of care to the people they supported as well as the staff team and understood their responsibilities under the Duty of Candour. People, their relatives and staff members spoke highly of the registered manager and told us that they were always available and supportive. People told us that they were often asked for their views about the quality of the service.

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

Rating at last inspection:

This was the first inspection of this service since registering with the Care Quality Commission in April 2018.

Why we inspected:

This was a planned inspection.

Follow up:

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