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Agincare Enable Supported Living (Medway) Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 10 January 2020

About the service

Agincare Enable Limited was providing care and support to six people living in one supported living setting at the time of inspection. The service provides specialist support to people with learning disabilities and autism, to help them to live as independently as possible and achieve their goals. Staff provided flexible support across 24 hours, including overnight staff.

The service has been developed and designed in line with the principles and values that underpin Registering the Right Support and other best practice guidance. This ensures that people who use the service can live as full a life as possible and achieve the best possible outcomes. The principles reflect the need for people with learning disabilities and/or autism to live meaningful lives that include control, choice, and independence. People using the service receive planned and co-ordinated person-centred support that is appropriate and inclusive for them.

People had access to shared areas and private areas and could lock their bedroom doors to maintain their privacy and security. Two people lived in self-contained accommodation within the grounds of the main supported living service. The garden was accessible and although a gardener helped out, people were able to get involved in gardening if they wished.

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

The outcomes for people using the service reflected the principles and values of Registering the Right Support by promoting choice and control, independence and inclusion. People's support focused on them having as many opportunities as possible to gain new skills and become more independent. Staff supported people to make the choices and decisions they were able to on a day to day basis. People were part of the local community, accessing local shops and leisure opportunities. People told us about the holidays they were planning to take.

There were enough staff to make sure people received the support they were assessed as needing, including going out to their chosen activities. Some people needed to have more supervision than others. Risks were carefully and positively managed while promoting independence. Staff understood their responsibilities in safeguarding people from abuse and helping people to understand how to stay safe.

Staff received the training, support and supervision they needed to carry out their role and continue their personal development. Staff supported people to maintain and improve their health by encouraging a healthy diet and to access healthcare when needed.

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 and support was individual, planned and provided in a way that put them at the centre of planning. Staff knew people well, their likes, dislikes and what and who was important to them. The individual way people communicated was key to the support provided, including verbally, or by their behaviour or body language.

There was an open culture, led by an operational manager and two local managers, who were described by staff as being approachable and supportive. People knew the managers and were relaxed in their company. The provider had a good oversight of the service, using their monitoring processes to make sure people received a good quality and safe service.

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

Rating at last inspection

This service was registered with us on 11 December 2018 and this is the first inspection.

Why we inspected

This was a planned comprehensive 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.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 10 January 2020

The service was safe.

Details are in our safe findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 10 January 2020

The service was effective.

Details are in our effective findings below.

Caring

Good

Updated 10 January 2020

The service was caring.

Details are in our caring findings below.

Responsive

Good

Updated 10 January 2020

The service was responsive.

Details are in our responsive findings below.

Well-led

Good

Updated 10 January 2020

The service was well led.

Details are in our well led findings below.