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Watra Care Birmingham

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

357 Dudley Road, Birmingham, B18 4HB (0121) 454 7999

Provided and run by:
Watra Care Limited

All Inspections

6 July 2023

During a monthly review of our data

We carried out a review of the data available to us about Watra Care Birmingham 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 Watra Care Birmingham, you can give feedback on this service.

12 August 2021

During a routine inspection

About the service

Watra Care Birmingham is a domiciliary service which provides personal care to adults with a range of support needs in their own houses and flats. At the time of this inspection the service was supporting 18 people with personal care.

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

Quality assurance checks were in place but had not identified that the provider’s COVID-19 policy was not reflective of current government guidance. The system in place to record staff COVID-19 testing needed further development. The management were responsive to concerns highlighted and some changes were made immediately.

Staff had received training in infection control and demonstrated an understanding of what personal protective equipment (PPE) should be used when supporting people. Relatives confirmed staff wore PPE when coming into people’s homes.

People were protected from abuse and relatives told us their loved ones received safe care. People received support from a regular staff team. Staff were trained in administering medicines safely. Competency checks had been completed to ensure staff were following safe practices.

People's needs were assessed and staff with the right skills helped to meet these. There were enough staff to support people's needs, people and relatives told us they usually saw the same staff. Staff supported people with their eating, drinking and to access healthcare support.

People and their relatives were able to give feedback about their care in a variety of ways. Examples included care reviews and during spot checks monitoring staff performance.

There was an enthusiastic, positive and caring culture amongst staff at the service. Staff had good knowledge about the people they supported and told us they enjoyed working at the service. People's independence was promoted and respected.

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.

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 9 January 2020 and this is the first inspection.

Why we inspected

This inspection was carried out due to the length of time the provider had been registered with CQC without receiving a formal 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.