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Crossroads Care North Nottinghamshire Good Also known as TuVida

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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 6 August 2021

About the service

Crossroads Care North Nottinghamshire is a service providing personal care to people living in their own homes. It provides long term, short-term rehabilitation and respite care to people within the local community. At the time of our inspection, the service supported a total number of 48 people.

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

The risk of people experiencing avoidable harm was reduced because the provider had processes in place to act on concerns raised and informed other agencies where required. Risks to people’s health and safety were appropriately assessed, reviewed and changes to care made when risks increased. The provider had experienced staff shortages due to the impact of COVID-19. These shortages were covered by staff from other branches within the provider group. No calls were missed. Contingency plans meant the most vulnerable were protected from harm during this period.

People’s medicines were, overall, managed safely. However, we noted a medicine administration record had gaps and the change to a person’s prescription had not been recorded. Action was taken to address this. Robust infection control and COVID-19 policies meant the risk of the spread of infection was reduced. The provider ensured staff learned from mistakes with increased training and supervision where needed.

People received care that was in accordance with their assessed needs. People were protected from discrimination. Staff received training that was mandatory to their role as well as additional training where required. We noted two areas of training that staff had not completed that were required to ensure care was provided safely. Immediate action was taken to address this. We did not find any evidence people had been harmed as a result.

Staff received supervision of their role. Records showed some staff ‘observations’ were overdue. The registered manager stated the impact of COVID-19 had restricted their ability to carry out the required observations but will be increasing the number of observations completed.

People were supported to maintain a healthy lifestyle and balanced diet. Staff worked in partnership with other health and social care professionals to provide timely and effective care.

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 felt staff were kind and caring and they were treated with respect and dignity. Most people felt their choices about their care were respected and acted on. People’s privacy was respected, and most people and relatives felt their or their family member’s impendence was encouraged.

People received care that was personalised to their needs, choices and preferences. The provider had systems in place that enabled them to provide documentation in alternative formats; making information accessible for all. Specially adapted facemasks had been purchased to ensure people who communicated through lip reading due to being hard of hearing could still communicate with staff. The provider responded to formal complaints in accordance with their complaints policy.

People and relatives had raised concerns about the way office staff communicated with them earlier in the year; however, most felt this had recently improved. Action had already been taken by the provider to address this.

Quality assurance processes were in place. Although they had not identified the issues we raised in this report, immediate action was taken to improve systems and to address the concerns. The registered manager was knowledgeable about the regulatory requirements of their role and they were supported by the provider to carry out their role effectively. Staff were provided with a variety of resources to assist their learning and to improve the quality of care provided. The registered manager and provider worked well with other agencies and local authority commissioners.

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 16 September 2019 and this is the first inspection.

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.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 6 August 2021

The service was safe.

Details are in our safe findings below.

Effective

Requires improvement

Updated 6 August 2021

he service was not always effective.

Details are in our effective findings below

Caring

Good

Updated 6 August 2021

The service was caring.

Details are in our caring findings below.

Responsive

Good

Updated 6 August 2021

The service was responsive.

Details are in our responsive findings below.

Well-led

Good

Updated 6 August 2021

The service was well-led.

Details are in our well-led findings below.