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Inspection carried out on 2 March 2020

During a routine inspection

About the service

Carich Care supported living provides care and support to people living in a ‘supported living’ setting so that they can live in their own homes as independently as possible. The service was supporting four people at the time of our inspection. Everyone who used the service received personal care.This is help with tasks related to personal hygiene and eating.

The service has been developed and designed in line with the principles and values that underpin Registering the Right Support and other best practice guidance. This ensures that people who use the service can live as full a life as possible and achieve the best possible outcomes. The principles reflect the need for people with learning disabilities and/or autism to live meaningful lives that include control, choice, and independence. People using the service receive planned and co-ordinated person-centred support that is appropriate and inclusive for them.

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

We have made a recommendation about the management of some medicines.

Some staff did not always feel fully supported due to the complexity of some of the people they cared for. The provider and registered manager listened to our feedback and had started implementing more regular individual meetings with staff to discuss their concerns and provide support.

Staff had been trained in safeguarding people and protecting them from harm. Any concerns or accidents were reported and acted on. The registered manager reviewed all incidents and accidents and took action to reduce the risk of the incidents reoccurring.

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 recognised people as individuals and worked to ensure people felt fulfilled and had access to a range of activities and social stimulation that met their individual needs and preferences.

People received quality care that contributed to their wellbeing. Caring relationships were formed between staff and people due to the approach and continuity of staff. People were treated with dignity and respect.

People's communication needs were assessed and recorded. For example, people’s preferred language was recorded in their care plan. The registered manager told us people were given information about the service in a format that met their needs.

The service applied the principles 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.

The outcomes for people using the service reflected the principles and values of Registering the Right Support by promoting choice and control, independence and inclusion. People's support focused on them having as many opportunities as possible for them to gain new skills and become more independent.

The managers and staff were passionate about the care they delivered and were driven to improve the service. They worked in conjunction with families and other health care professionals to improve the lives for people. The management team monitored the quality of the delivery of care through staff observations and feedback from people while the monitoring systems were being developed to ensure people were satisfied with the care they received and to check that the care practices of staff were being maintained.

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 07/02//2019 and this is the first inspection.