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Safe and Sound Homecare Services

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

Office 2, The Oval Office, Cobblers Way, Westfield, Radstock, BA3 3BX (01761) 410745

Provided and run by:
Safe & Sound Homecare Services Ltd

Important: The provider of this service changed. See old profile

All Inspections

4 August 2022

During a monthly review of our data

We carried out a review of the data available to us about Safe and Sound Homecare Services on 4 August 2022. 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 Safe and Sound Homecare Services, you can give feedback on this service.

31 May 2022

During a routine inspection

About the service

Safe and Sound Homecare Services is a domiciliary care service, providing personal care to people living in Radstock and the surrounding villages.

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. On the day of inspection, 36 people were receiving the regulated activity of personal care.

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

People told us they felt safe using the service. People were cared for by staff who knew how to keep them safe and protect them from avoidable harm. One person’s relative said, "They make sure [name] is safe when walking.” There were enough staff available to meet people's needs. People told us staff didn’t always arrive at the scheduled time, but they always stayed for the specified period and no visits were missed. People were supported to take their medicines safely. Incidents and accidents were reported.

People's needs were assessed, and care plans were in place. People were cared for by staff who had been trained to carry out their roles and who were knowledgeable about the support people needed. 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 told us they were cared for by kind and compassionate staff. Staff understood the need to respect people's privacy and dignity. Comments included, “I get on so well with them, they are so caring, doing what they should do. I have so much praise for them” and, “The staff do everything I need, they even bring in my dustbin for me.” Comments from staff included, “We all make a difference to people's lives. We're their social visit as well as providing practical support. If clients don’t have family close by, we might be the only person they see. When they say thank you it just means so much.”

Staff were knowledgeable about people's support needs as well as people's preferences for how they wanted to be cared for. People commented, "Everything I ask for they endeavour to do”. Relative’s comments included, “When my [relative] was alive they looked after [them] so well I wanted them to also look after [name].” There was a complaints procedure in place and people knew how to complain if they needed to. Complaints were investigated and resolved satisfactorily.

Quality assurance processes were in place. There was a quality improvement plan in place. Regular audits of all aspects of the service were being undertaken. Positive feedback was received from people. Comments included, “I would recommend them because they are caring, they look after you. They don’t mind you raising a query, they look into it, they don’t dismiss you. You can talk to them about anything.”

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

Rating at last inspection

The last rating for this service under the previous provider was Good published on 15 January 2020. You can read the report from our last comprehensive inspection, by selecting the ‘all reports’ link for Safe and Sound Homecare Services on our website at www.cqc.org.uk.

Why we inspected

This inspection was prompted by a review of the information we held about this service.

Follow up

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