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ABClivein Care Hampshire

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Unit 1, The Barn, Suite C, Dares Farm, Farnham Road, Ewshot, Farnham, GU10 5BB 07563 679637

Provided and run by:
ABClivein Care Limited

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Background to this inspection

Updated 3 January 2020

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. This inspection was planned to check whether the provider was meeting the legal

requirements and regulations associated with the Act, to look at the overall quality of the service, and to provide 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 houses and flats.

The service had a manager registered with the Care Quality Commission. This means that they and the provider 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 that the provider or registered manager would be in the office to support the inspection.

What we did before inspection

The provider was not asked to complete a provider information return prior to this inspection. This is information we require providers to send us to give some key information about the service, what the service does well and improvements they plan to make. We took this into account when we inspected the service and made the judgements in this report. We reviewed information we held about the service, for example, notifications. A notification is information about important events which the provider is required to tell us about by law. We used all of this information to plan our inspection. We received feedback about the service from two professionals.

During the inspection:

We spoke with two people who used the service and two family members. We spoke with the registered manager, and four staff members. We looked at the care records of five people. We looked at four staff records, including training and recruitment records. We looked at other records to do with the

management of the service.

After the inspection

We continued to gather information to validate evidence found. We contacted professionals for feedback on the service.

Overall inspection


Updated 3 January 2020

About the service

ABClivein care Hampshire is a domiciliary care service providing personal care for 44 people at the time of inspection in their own homes.

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

The provider had systems and processes in place to manage medicines safely and protect people from the risk of abuse. Infection control measures were in place to minimise the risk of infection. The provider acted on or learnt from incidents, such as an incident highlighting the need for pre- admission assessments to be more detailed.

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.

Care workers had developed caring relationships with people they supported. Staff respected people's dignity and privacy and promoted their independence.

People's care and support met their needs and reflected their preferences.

Management processes were in place to monitor and improve the quality of the service. There was a positive and open culture. The management team sought feedback from people, relatives and staff. Feedback was positive across all areas.

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 7 December 2018 and this is the first inspection.

Why we inspected

This was a planned inspection to give the service it's first 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.