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Blue Lily Home Care

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Harrow Business Centre, 429-433 Pinner Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 4HN (020) 3475 7766

Provided and run by:
Blue Lily Home Care Limited

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Background to this inspection

Updated 12 October 2021

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 team consisted of one inspector and an Expert by Experience. An Expert by Experience is a person who has personal experience of using or caring for someone who uses this type of care service.

Service and service type

Blue Lily Home Care is a 'domiciliary care service' where people receive care and support in their own homes. 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. We visited the office location on 16 September 2021.

What we did before the inspection

Prior to the inspection we reviewed information and evidence we already held about this service, which had been collected via our ongoing monitoring of care services. This included notifications sent to us by the service. Notifications are changes, events or incidents that the provider is legally obliged to send to us without delay. We also viewed the provider information return (PIR). This is information providers are required to send us with key information about their service, what they do well and improvements they plan to make. This information helps support our inspections.

During the inspection

We spoke mostly with people’s relatives to help us understand the experience of people who could not speak with us. We spoke with six relatives and one person who used the service. We spoke with the service director, registered manager, care coordinator and five care workers. We reviewed seven care records of people using the service, seven personnel files of care workers, audits and other records about the management of the service.

After the inspection

We continued to seek clarification from the provider to validate evidence found. We received information relating to the provider’s governance systems and some care records. This information was used as part of our inspection.

Overall inspection


Updated 12 October 2021

About the service

Blue Lily Home Care is a domiciliary care service which provides personal care and support to people in their own homes. At the time of the inspection there were 13 people using the service. 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 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.

People’s experience of the service was positive. They were protected from the risk of harm and abuse. There were effective systems and processes in place to minimise risks. Care workers had been recruited safely. Feedback from people and their relatives showed there were no punctuality issues.

People received person centred care. Their assessments showed they had been involved in the assessment process. Care plans described how people should be supported so that their privacy and dignity were upheld.

Care workers demonstrated good knowledge and skills necessary for their role. People’s health needs were met. The service worked with a range of external professionals, so people received coordinated care.

People were protected from the risks associated with poor infection control because the service had processes in place to reduce the risk of infection and cross contamination.

There were governance structures and systems which were regularly reviewed. There was a complaints procedure in place, which people’s relatives were aware of. Quality assurance processes such as audits and spot checks, were used to drive improvements.

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 08/07/2019 and this is the first inspection.

Why we inspected

This was a planned inspection based on our inspection scheduling.

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.