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Alina Homecare - Bristol South

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

Suites 1,2 and 14 Kingswood House, South Road, Kingswood, Bristol, BS15 8JF (0117) 203 5522

Provided and run by:
Alina Homecare Services 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 Alina Homecare - Bristol South 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.

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7 July 2021

During a routine inspection

About the service

Alina Homecare Bristol South is a domiciliary care agency. It provides personal care and support to people who live in their own homes. At the time of the inspection, the service was providing support to 39 people with a range of physical and mental health care needs.

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

People were safeguarded from the risk of abuse and felt safe with the staff who supported them.

Systems and processes were in place to safeguard people, and staff understood their responsibilities. Risk assessments were in place to ensure staff kept people safe.

People’s needs and preferences were assessed and documented before they started to receive support from Alina Homecare Bristol South. Care plans contained detailed information to support staff to meet people’s individual needs. These documents reflected people’s preferences and were regularly reviewed with people to ensure they received personalised care. Staff and professionals told us the management team responded to changes in people’s needs quickly to make sure they continued to receive the right support.

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.

There were enough staff employed to meet people’s needs and they received training and support to ensure they provided safe, quality support. Staff were passionate about Alina Homecare Bristol South and the care and support they provided to people.

The culture was person-centred, open and inclusive and aimed to achieve good outcomes for people. People and their relatives were positive about the service and told us about many ways in which staff were caring, considerate and supportive.

People and their relatives knew the management team and found them approachable and flexible. Staff told us the management team were visible and supportive and were passionate about providing a high-quality service. Governance systems and processes were well established and there were regular feedback surveys, spot checks and audits to ensure standards remained high. This monitoring supported the registered manager to review and learn from current performance as well as drive improvement.

Lessons were learned when things went wrong, and actions were taken when necessary. Several relatives and professionals told us effective communication was one of the strengths of Alina Homecare Bristol South. Staff worked closely with other professionals for the benefit of people they supported. This helped to ensure people received a joined-up service which was responsive to their needs.

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.

The service was able to demonstrate how they were meeting the underpinning principles of Right support, right care, right culture. They did this by ensuring the way staff worked with people gave them choice control and independence. In addition, care was person centred and promoted people’s dignity, privacy and human rights and the values and attitudes of staff and managers ensured people were supported to lead confident, inclusive and empowered lives. Examples of this are given in the full report.

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 18 March 2020, and this was the first inspection.

Why we inspected

This was a planned inspection to check whether the provider was meeting legal requirements and regulations, and to provide a rating for the service as directed by the Care Act 2014.

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.