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Adult Placement Scheme/Shared Lives Scheme Good

Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 25 October 2019

About the service

Derby City Shared Lives Scheme, is a shared lives scheme which provides people with long-term placements, short breaks and respite care, within shared lives carers (referred to as carers in the report) own homes.

At the time of the inspection there were around 160 people being supported by the service and 80 carers. Not everyone who used the service received personal care. 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. There were 15 people receiving regulated activity at the time of the inspection.

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

Carers had received safeguarding training and understood their responsibilities to provide safe care. There were sufficient numbers of carers to support people’s needs, some people had more than one carer supporting them.

People received medicines safely from carers who had received training and regular competency checks.

We saw people were treated with dignity and respect by carers. Carers told us how they supported people to make choices and decisions and maintain their independence. Carers supported people to maintain relationships with friends and families.

Peoples health care needs were managed, and support plans were tailored to people’s individual needs. People received support to manage their dietary needs.

People and carers knew how to complain. People were involved in planning their support. There were systems in place to monitor the quality of the service.

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.

The service applied the principles and values and values of Registering the Right Support and other best practice guidance. These ensure that people who use the service can live as full a life as possible and achieve the best possible outcomes that include control, choice and independence.

People's support focused on them having as many opportunities as possible for them to gain new skills and become more independent. Feedback from healthcare professionals about the service was very positive.

The service was well led and there were quality monitoring systems in place to drive improvements.

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

The last rating for this service was Good (published 1 December 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 re-inspection programme. If we receive any concerning information we may inspect sooner.

Inspection areas



Updated 25 October 2019

The service was safe.

Details are in our safe findings below.



Updated 25 October 2019

The service was effective.

Details are in our effective findings below.



Updated 25 October 2019

The service was caring.

Details are in our Caring findings below.



Updated 25 October 2019

The service was responsive.

Details are in our responsive findings below.



Updated 25 October 2019

The service was well-led.

Details are in our Well-led findings below.