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Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 16 July 2019

About the service

Embec Care Limited provides personal care to people living in their own homes. Support is provided to older people, younger people, people with mental health conditions, people living with dementia, people with sensory impairments, people with physical disabilities sand people with mental health problems. CQC regulates the personal care provided. At the time of our inspection visit 17 people were in receipt of

personal care.

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

People felt safe with their care workers and they remained living in their own homes in line with their wishes. Procedures were in place to protect people from harm and staff understood the risks associated with people's care to keep them safe. Staff were recruited safely, and enough staff were employed to ensure people received all their care calls, from familiar staff at the times agreed.

People and relatives had confidence in the ability of staff to deliver care effectively. People received personalised care from staff who knew them well. People were happy with the way staff supported them to take their medicines. People were supported to make and attend health appointments when needed.

Strong emphasis was placed upon continually developing the safety of the service and learn lessons if things went wrong. However, changes within the service had not been communicated to us as required. Effective systems continually monitored and evaluated the quality and safety of the service provided.

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's needs had been assessed before they started using the service and people and those closest to them were involved in planning and agreeing to their care. Care plans contained detailed information to help staff provide personalised care.

People’s nutritional needs were met, and the management team and staff worked in partnership with health and social care professionals to ensure people received effective care. People were encouraged to remain independent. People's care and support was provided in a dignified way by respectful staff.

Systems were in place to manage and respond to complaints. People and relatives spoke positively about how the service was run. Staff enjoyed their jobs and the registered manager was proud of the service provided.

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

Rating at last inspection

The last rating for this service was good (published 15 October 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 reinspection programme. If we receive any concerning information we may inspect sooner.

Inspection areas



Updated 16 July 2019

The service was safe.

Details are in our Safe findings below.



Updated 16 July 2019

The service was effective.

Details are in our Effective findings below.



Updated 16 July 2019

The service was caring.

Details are in our Caring findings below.



Updated 16 July 2019

The service was responsive.

Details are in our Responsive findings below.


Requires improvement

Updated 16 July 2019

The service was not always well-led.

Details are in our Well-Led findings below.