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Cura Care East Sheen

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

186 Upper Richmond Road West, London, SW14 8AN (020) 8876 3063

Provided and run by:
Cura Care Limited

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Background to this inspection

Updated 10 February 2023

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

This inspection was carried out by 1 inspector.

Service and service type

This service is a domiciliary care agency. It provides personal care for people living in their own houses and flats. This includes older people, people with dementia, and younger adults.

Registered Manager

This provider is required to have a registered manager to oversee the delivery of regulated activities at this location. A registered manager is a person who has registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to manage the service. Registered managers and providers are legally responsible for how the service is run, for the quality and safety of the care provided and compliance with regulations.

At the time of our inspection there was a registered manager in post.

Notice of inspection

This inspection was announced. The service was given 24 hours’ notice of the inspection. This was because it is a small service and we needed to be sure that the provider or registered manager would be in the office to support the inspection. Inspection activity started on 4 January 2022 and ended on 20 January 2023. We visited the provider’s office on 6 January 2023.

What we did before the inspection

We reviewed all the information we had received about the service since the last inspection. We used all this information to plan our inspection. The provider completed a Provider Information Return (PIR) prior to this inspection. A PIR is information providers 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.

During the inspection

We spoke in person with the registered manager. We contacted 8 people using the service or their relatives, 10 staff and 3 healthcare professionals to get their experience and views about the care provided. We reviewed a range of records. This included 4 people’s care and medicine records. We looked at 4 staff files in relation to recruitment, training and staff supervision. We checked a variety of records relating to the management of the service, including audits, policies and procedures. We continued to seek clarification from the provider to validate evidence found. We requested additional evidence to be sent to us after our inspection. This included special initiatives unique to the provider, training matrix and audits. We received the information which was used as part of our inspection.

Overall inspection


Updated 10 February 2023

About the service

Cura Care East Sheen is a domiciliary care agency providing care and support to people in their own homes and flats.

The Care Quality Commission (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. At the time of the inspection 34 people using the service were receiving personal care.

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

People received a service safely and there were enough appropriately recruited staff employed to meet people’s needs. This meant people were supported to enjoy their lives and live safely. Any risks to people were assessed, monitored and recorded by the registered manager and staff who updated records as required. Accidents, incidents and safeguarding concerns were reported, investigated and recorded appropriately. Trained staff safely administered medicines to people and prompted them to take their medicines, if required. Infection control procedures were followed.

The provider had a culture that was open, responsive, positive and there was a clearly identified management structure. The provider’s vision and values were clearly established, staff understood and followed them and were aware of their responsibilities and accountability. Staff were happy to raise concerns they may have with the provider and take responsibility for their own conduct. The quality of the service provided was regularly reviewed, and any required changes made to improve the care and support people received. This was in a way that best suited people. The provider had established effective professional working relationships that promoted the needs of people outside its remit. Registration requirements were met.

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.

Rating at last inspection

The last rating for this service was Good (published 25 December 2019).

Why we inspected

We undertook this inspection to check whether the provider was continuing to provide a good rated service to people.

For those key questions not inspected, we used the ratings awarded at the last inspection to calculate the overall rating.

The overall rating for the service remains good. This is based on the findings at this inspection.

You can read the report from our last comprehensive inspection, by selecting the 'all reports' link for Cura Care East Sheen on our website at www.cqc.org.uk.

Follow up

We will continue to monitor information we receive about the service, which will help inform when we next inspect.