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Inspection carried out on 19 December 2019

During a routine inspection

About the service:

Greater Manchester is a domiciliary care service based in Bolton and provides care and support to people living in their own homes and is operated by Rings Homecare Service Ltd. At the time of the inspection there were 15 people using the service.

People’s experience of using this service:

People told us they felt safe using the service and staff displayed good knowledge about how to protect people from the risk of harm. People told us they received their medicines as prescribed. Staff were recruited safely, with appropriate checks carried out when their employment commenced.

There were enough staff to care for people safely, with staff and people using the service telling us current staffing arrangements were sufficient. Staff said their rotas were well managed, with sufficient travel time between each care visit.

People received the support they needed to eat and drink. Staff told us they were happy with the level of training, support and supervision available to develop them in their roles.

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 said they felt treated with dignity and respect and staff promoted their independence as required. Complaints were handled appropriately, and a number of compliments had been received by the service. Spot checks and competency assessments of staff carrying out their work were completed.

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

Rating at last inspection:

This service was registered with CQC in December 2018 and this was the first inspection we had undertaken.

Why we inspected:

This was a routine comprehensive inspection and in line with our timescales for newly registered services.

Follow up:

We will continue to monitor information and intelligence we receive about the service to ensure good quality care is provided to people. We will return to re-inspect in line with our inspection timescales for Good rated services, however if any information of concern is received, we may inspect sooner.