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Aspects Care - Grimsby

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

31 Station Avenue, New Waltham, Grimsby, DN36 4QS (01472) 269209

Provided and run by:
Aspects Care Limited

Important: This service was previously registered at a different address - see old profile

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Background to this inspection

Updated 15 June 2023

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. We checked whether the provider was meeting the legal requirements and regulations associated with the Act. We looked at the overall quality of the service and provided a rating for the service under the Health and Social Care Act 2008.

Inspection team

The inspection was carried out by 2 inspectors.

Service and service type

This service provides care and support to people living in 'supported living' settings, so that they can live as independently as possible. People's care and housing are provided under separate contractual agreements. CQC does not regulate premises used for supported living; this inspection looked at people's personal care and support.

Registered Manager

This provider is required to have a registered manager to oversee the delivery of regulated activities at this location. A registered manager is a person who has registered with the Care Quality Commission to manage the service. Registered managers and providers are legally responsible for how the service is run, for the quality and safety of the care provided and compliance with regulations.

At the time of our inspection there was a registered manager in post.

Notice of inspection

We gave the service 48 hours’ notice of the inspection. This was because it is a small service and we needed to be sure that the provider or registered manager would be in the office to support the inspection.

Inspection activity started on 6 June 2023 and ended on 8 June 2023.

What we did before the inspection

We reviewed information we had received about the service. We sought feedback from the local authority who work with the service. We used the information the provider sent us in the provider information return. 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. We used all of this information to plan our inspection.

During the inspection

We spoke with 1 person who used the service about their experience of the care provided. Where people were unable to talk with us, we used observations to help us understand their experience of using the service. We also met with 4 staff including, care staff, team leader, registered manager and the nominated individual. The nominated individual is responsible for supervising the management of the service on behalf of the provider.

We reviewed a range of records. This included 3 people's care records and numerous medication records. We looked at 2 staff files in relation to recruitment and staff supervision. A variety of records relating to the management of the service, including policies and procedures were reviewed.

Overall inspection


Updated 15 June 2023

We expect health and social care providers to guarantee people with a learning disability and autistic people respect, equality, dignity, choices and independence and good access to local communities that most people take for granted. 'Right support, right care, right culture' is the guidance CQC follows to make assessments and judgements about services supporting people with a learning disability and autistic people and providers must have regard to it.

About the service

Aspects Care – Grimsby is a supported living service in 1 building providing care and support to younger adults, who may be living with a learning disability or autistic spectrum disorder, sensory impairment, or a physical disability. A supported living service is where people receive personal care and support to enable them to live as independently as possible. At the time of our inspection, there were 4 people using the service.

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

Right Support

Staff received training they needed to meet people's needs. Management had effective systems and processes in place to ensure oversight of the safety and quality of the service. 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.

We observed people were comfortable in the company of the staff who supported them; interactions were positive and meaningful. People were encouraged and supported to be independent and to engage in tailored activities and pursue interests that were important to them. Staff spoke knowledgeably about how they ensured people received care that met their diverse needs, including protected characteristics.

Right Care

Care plans reflected the underpinning principles of Right support, right care, right culture. People received responsive, person-centred care that met their individual needs. Staff observed people's privacy, dignity and confidentiality and treated them with respect. There were enough suitably trained, recruited and supervised staff to meet people's needs. Risks to people were regularly monitored and assessed and adapted where needed. Staff supported people with their medicines in a way that promoted their independence and achieved the best possible health outcome.

Right Culture

A person-centred and inclusive culture was evident in the service. Staff worked well with each other and morale was good. Staff felt recognised and valued by the provider and management team. Complaints, concerns, accidents, incidents and safeguarding issues were appropriately reported, recorded and investigated. Effective governance frameworks were in place to underpin continual development of the service and ensure people received good quality of care.

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

Rating at last inspection and update

The last rating for this service was requires improvement (published 8 April 2022) and there were breaches of regulation. 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

We carried out an unannounced inspection of this service on 17 March 2022. 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.

For those key questions not inspected, we used the ratings awarded at the last inspection to calculate the overall rating. 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 Aspects Care - Grimsby on our website at www.cqc.org.uk.

We looked at infection prevention and control measures under the Safe key question. We look at this in all care home inspections even if no concerns or risks have been identified. This is to provide assurance that the service can respond to COVID-19 and other infection outbreaks effectively.

Follow up

We will continue to monitor information we receive about the service, which will help inform when we next inspect.