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Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 12 June 2021

About the service

153 The Parade provides personal care to people living in supported living locations in the local community. The service is registered to provide care and support for younger adults who may have a learning disability, Autism and or a physical disability. At the time of this inspection five people were receiving personal care.

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.

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

People’s relatives were happy with the care and support they received. They told us the care provided was safe and supported people’s independence. There were systems in place to help make sure people were protected from the risk of abuse. Staff were aware of safeguarding procedures and understood how to protect the people they supported. Staff knew how to provide safe care and how to mitigate the associated risks around people’s health needs. People’s medicines were given to them when required and people were protected from the risk of infection through robust infection prevention processes.

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.

Staff and relatives were positive about the management team. Since the last inspection in January 2020 the provider's quality assurance systems and processes had been reviewed and were effective with a focus on continuous improvement. Staff and relatives felt involved in developing and improving the service and that managers listened to their views.

We expect health and social care providers to guarantee autistic people and people with a learning disability the choices, dignity, independence and good access to local communities that most people take for granted. Right Support, right care, right culture is the statutory guidance which supports CQC to make assessments and judgements about services providing support to people with a learning disability and/or autistic people.

This service was able to demonstrate how they were meeting the underpinning principles of Right support, right care, right culture reviewed at this inspection. This was because we found the ethos, values, attitudes and behaviours of leaders and care staff ensured people using services lead confident, inclusive and empowered lives.

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

Rating at last inspection

The last rating for this service was required improvement (published 04 March 2020) and there were two breaches of regulations. The provider completed an action plan after the last inspection to show what they would do and by when to improve. At this inspection we found improvements had been made and the provider was no longer in breach of regulations.

Why we inspected.

This was a planned inspection based on the previous rating.

We carried out an announced comprehensive inspection of this service on 20 January 2020. Breaches of legal requirements were found. The provider completed an action plan after the last inspection to show what they would do and by when to improve safe care and treatment and good governance.

We undertook this focused inspection to check they had followed their action plan and to confirm they now met legal requirements. This report only covers our findings in relation to the Key Questions Safe and Well-led which contain those requirements.

The ratings from the previous comprehensive inspection for those key questions not looked at on this occasion were used in calculating the overall rating at this inspection. The overall rating for the service has changed from requires improvement to 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 153 The Parade on our website at

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.

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The service was Safe.

Details are in our Safe findings below.



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The service was Well Led.

Details are in our Well Led findings below.