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Happy Living Care Limited

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Sunset House, 6 Bedford Park Road, Croydon, CR0 2AP (020) 8106 1463

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Happy Living Care Limited

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Background to this inspection

Updated 12 February 2022

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. The service had a manager registered with the Care Quality Commission. This means that they 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 the manager would be in the office to support the inspection. Inspection activity started with a visit to the agency office on 9 December 2021. We then contacted relatives of people using the service and care staff by telephone and email to gather their views.

What we did before the inspection

We reviewed the information we held about the service including any feedback from the local authority and notifications of significant events the provider had sent to us. 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. We used all of this information to plan our inspection.

During the inspection

At the office we spoke with the registered manager and the office manager. We reviewed the care records for three people using the service and three staff files in relation to recruitment, training and supervision. We also looked at a range of records relating to the management of the service.

After the inspection

We received feedback from two people using the service, three relatives, three care staff and two health and social care professionals giving their views of the service. We continued to seek clarification from the provider to validate the evidence found.

Overall inspection


Updated 12 February 2022

Happy Living Care Limited provides personal care to people in their own homes. Eight people who used the service received personal care at the time of this inspection. 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 using the service and their relatives said they were happy with the service provided and would recommend the service to others. They told us they and their family members were supported by staff who understood how to keep them safe and were caring and respectful towards them.

People were supported by staff who were recruited safely, had appropriate training and were well supported by the registered manager. Staff understood how to safeguard people using the service and were confident any concerns they raised would be listened to.

Procedures were in place and followed for the safe management and administration of medicines and infection prevention and control.

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 care was planned around their wishes, preferences and needs. People and their relatives understood how to complain but had not needed to because they were happy with the care provided. They were confident that, if they contacted the administrative office, the management team would respond to them promptly.

Systems were in place to monitor the quality of care people received as well as their satisfaction with it. People, relatives and staff were encouraged to share their feedback.

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

Rating at last inspection:

This was the first inspection for the service.

Why we inspected:

This service was registered with us in January 2019 and this is the first inspection.

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.