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Heart 2 Heart Staff Solutions Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 13 March 2020

About the service:

Heart 2 Heart Staff Solutions is a domiciliary care service. It is registered to provide personal care to people living in their own homes in the community. The service operates in Lincoln and Louth.

At the time of our inspection, five people were receiving a personal care service.

People’s experience of using this service:

Staff were kind and caring in their approach to the people in their care. They understood people’s individual needs and preferences and used this knowledge to provide them with flexible, responsive support.

Staff worked in a non-discriminatory way and promoted people’s dignity, privacy and independence. The provider took care to involve people and their relatives in planning and reviewing their care and to deploy staffing resources in accordance with their individual requirements. People were provided with food and drink of their choice which met their nutritional needs.

Training and support systems were in place to provide staff with the knowledge and skills they required to meet people’s needs effectively. End of life care was provided with sensitivity and compassion.

Staff worked collaboratively with local health and social care services to ensure people had access to support they required. Systems were in place to ensure effective infection prevention and control and people's medicines were managed safely.

Staff were aware of people’s rights under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and supported people to have maximum choice and control of their lives, in the least restrictive way possible and in their best interests. The registered manager said he would take action to review and update the policies and systems in the service to ensure they fully supported this practice.

People’s individual risk assessments were reviewed and updated to take account of changes in their needs. Staff knew how to recognise and report any concerns to keep people safe from harm. Staff recruitment was safe.

The service was well-led. The registered manager provided open, supportive leadership and was respected by everyone connected to the service. A range of audits was in place to monitor the quality and safety of service provision.

There was organisational learning from significant events. There had been no formal complaints since the service was registered and any informal issues or concerns were managed effectively. The provider was committed to the continuous improvement of the service in the future.

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 28 March 2019 and this is the first inspection. The service had been fully operational for about six months preceding our inspection.

Why we inspected:

This was a planned inspection scheduled to take place within a year of the service’s first registration.

Follow up:

We will continue to monitor intelligence we receive about the service until we return to visit as per our re-inspection programme. If any concerning information is received, we may inspect sooner.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 13 March 2020

The service was safe.

Details are in our Safe findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 13 March 2020

The service was effective.

Details are in our Effective findings below.

Caring

Good

Updated 13 March 2020

The service was caring.

Details are in our Caring findings below.

Responsive

Good

Updated 13 March 2020

The service was responsive.

Details are in our Responsive findings below.

Well-led

Good

Updated 13 March 2020

The service was well-led.

Details are in our Well-Led findings below.