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Agincare Worcester

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

Office 16 & 17, 1st Floor Riverside Business Centre, Worcester Road, Stourport-on-severn, DY13 9BZ (01299) 871841

Provided and run by:
Agincare UK 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 Agincare Worcester 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 Agincare Worcester, you can give feedback on this service.

14 March 2022

During a routine inspection

About the service

Agincare Worcester is a domiciliary care agency. People are supported in their own homes so that they can live as independently as possible. The domiciliary care agency is registered to provide a service to younger adults, older people, people living with mental health, dementia, people living with sensory impairments, physical disabilities and people living with a learning disability or autism.

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 told us they felt safe and were cared for and supported by a staff team that were caring and compassionate, and led by a highly motivated management team.

Staff understood how to recognise the signs of abuse and what action to take to protect people who used the service. The provider followed safe recruitment processes which included undertaking background checks on potential new staff before they started working for the service.

People were supported to manage and take their medicines safely where required. There were sufficient supplies of personal protective equipment, (PPE) and people confirmed staff wore this. Staff had received appropriate training including in infection control. The management team reviewed any accidents or incidents to identify any actions needed to keep people safe and reduce the risk of reoccurrence.

Risks to people had been assessed and were kept under review. People were involved in their care planning and encouraged to decide what care they wanted.

Staff completed an induction and ongoing training which enabled them to carry out their role effectively. Where people required support with their meals and drinks staff assisted them and understood people’s individual nutritional needs and preferences.

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 valued the bonds they had developed with staff and were treated with dignity and their rights to independence and privacy were respected. People gave us examples showing how staff encouraged them to continue to administer their own medicines and be involved in their personal care, so their independence would be maintained.

There was a strong person-centred culture that was embedded within the service. Staff knew people well and had established positive relationships with them. Staff encouraged people to live as full a life as possible and assisted them to achieve the best possible outcomes. People received person-centred care which was tailored to meet their individual needs. People’s wishes at the end of their lives had been identified and staff had received training to ensure people’s choices were promoted.

People and their relatives were aware of the process to raise concerns or complaints and were confident they would be listened to.

People and staff told us the service was well led and managed effectively. People and staff also said the registered manager and senior team were interested in their wellbeing and were approachable. Staff told us they felt supported to provide good care as the team worked well together, and staff morale was good.

People and their relatives were encouraged to provide feedback about the service they received. The registered manager and provider checked the quality and safety of the care provided. They used the findings from their checks and feedback from people, relatives and staff to drive through improvements and to develop the service further.

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

Why we inspected

This service was registered with us on 11 May 2020 and this is the first inspection.

Follow up

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