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Autism West Midlands - Outreach and Supported Living South Midlands

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

Kings Norton Business Centre, Sovereign Road, Imperial Court, Birmingham, B30 3ES (0121) 450 7582

Provided and run by:
Autism.West Midlands

All Inspections

6 July 2023

During a monthly review of our data

We carried out a review of the data available to us about Autism West Midlands - Outreach and Supported Living South Midlands on 6 July 2023. We have not found evidence that we need to carry out an inspection or reassess our rating at this stage.

This could change at any time if we receive new information. We will continue to monitor data about this service.

If you have concerns about Autism West Midlands - Outreach and Supported Living South Midlands, you can give feedback on this service.

14 December 2021

During an inspection looking at part of the service

About the service

Autism West Midlands - Outreach and Supported Living South Midlands is a care agency providing personal care and support to people living in their own homes. At the time of the inspection the service was providing personal care to 5 people.

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

Systems were in place to protect people from the risk of abuse and harm.

People's support needs were risk assessed and care plans provided staff with the information they needed to manage the identified risk.

The provider carried out recruitment checks to ensure staff were suitable for the role.

Staff had the necessary skills to carry out their role. Staff had regular training opportunities and training specific to people's individual needs was provided.

People received their medicines as prescribed. Infection control policies and procedures were in place to keep people safe.

People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way and in their best interests: the policies and systems in the service supported this practice.

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. There was a strong focus on supporting people to be independent, develop their skills and access their local community. This enabled people who used the service to live as full as life as possible and achieve the best possible outcomes.

Right support:

• Model of care and setting maximises people's choice, control and independence

Right care:

• Care is person-centred and promotes people's dignity, privacy and human rights

Right culture:

• Ethos, values, attitudes and behaviours of leaders and care staff ensure people using services lead confident, inclusive and empowered lives.

People's individual communication needs were considered to support them to be involved in their care.

Systems and processes in place promoted a positive culture in the home.

The management and care team ensured they supported people in a person-centred way to reflect people's equality and diverse needs.

The quality of care provided was continually assessed, reviewed and improved. People using the service, relatives and staff were given the opportunity to provide feedback. Audits took place to ensure the quality of the service was maintained.

The service worked well with health and other professionals to ensure people's needs were met.

For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at www.cqc.org.uk

Rating at last inspection

This is the first rating of this service. The service was registered with us on 13 September 2019.

Why we inspected

This was a planned inspection as the service had not previously received a rating.

Follow up

We will continue to monitor information we receive about the service until we return to visit as per our reinspection programme. If we receive any concerning information we may inspect sooner.