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TNCT Supported Living

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

Rosehill, Heywood Road, Bideford, Devon, EX39 3PG (01237) 477238

Provided and run by:
The Northam Care Trust

All Inspections

6 July 2023

During a monthly review of our data

We carried out a review of the data available to us about TNCT Supported Living 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 TNCT Supported Living, you can give feedback on this service.

19 April 2021

During an inspection looking at part of the service

About the service

TNCT Supported living service provides care and support to people in their own homes. There are two arms to this service. One part provides 24-hour care and support to people in their own tenancies. This service has been set up for people with learning disabilities and autism. The other part of the service provides care in people’s own homes. Packages of care vary and are tailored to meet individual’s needs. This domiciliary arm of the service provides care and support for people of all needs, including frail elderly, physical disabilities and covers Bideford and the surrounding area. Each of these services have a separate registered manager and separate staff team.

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 and their relatives were extremely positive about the care and support provided by this service. Comments included “Very happy with service, staff very helpful and kind, really top notch.”

People who received shared hours and 24-hour care said their staff team knew them well and helped them in ways which supported their independence. For example, one person said “Staff help me with getting drinks and meals. I don’t like housework, but staff help me with this.”

Care and support were planned to ensure people’s needs and wishes were taken into account. Risks were assessed and carefully monitored to ensure individuals and staffs safety.

People were supported to take their medicines when required. Staff received training and support to ensure the medicine records were accurate and up to date.

Staff were knowledgeable about people’s needs wishes and preferred routines. Staff said they had been given a comprehensive induction, ongoing training and support which enabled them to do their job safely and effectively.

People’s healthcare, nutritional and mobility needs were fully considered and where needed monitored. Staff ensured people were supported to maintain a healthy balanced diet and to attend any healthcare appointments when needed.

Systems were in place to ensure quality monitoring was embedded and this included seeking the views of people, staff and other professionals.

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 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.

This service was able to demonstrate how they were meeting the underpinning principles of Right support, right care, right culture.

Right support:

• Model of care and setting maximises people’s choice, control and independence.

People had individual tenancies in their own home or small home with a few others. Care and support had been developed around individual assessed needs. Staff worked in a way which promoted people’s independence. For example, one person said “Sometimes I do things with (name of person sharing their tenancy), but sometimes I do my own thing. Staff help me to choose what I would like to do and then we do it. I love shopping and I am hoping to go back to college.”

Right care:

• Care is person-centred and promotes people’s dignity, privacy and human rights

People said their privacy and dignity was always respected. For example, staff always knocked on their door. Staff did not just enter the person’s home. Plans were person centred and ensured the individual was fully involved in the development and review of their plan as far as possible. Training and support for staff ensured human rights was at the heart of the delivery of care and support.

Right culture:

• Ethos, values, attitudes and behaviours of leaders and care staff ensure people using services lead confident, inclusive and empowered lives

The ethos of the supported living service was to develop support packages which suited individuals and helped them live the best life possible in an area they wished to live. They organisation have taken time to develop their plans, ethos and staff teams so that they can ensure they are fulfilling what people actually want and need. They were working with housing providers to develop the service further but at a pace which ensured as new projects came on line they had the right staff with effective training and leadership. To this end they have employed two registered managers and used a consultant to help develop the service over the last year. Although this service had been registered for over a year, they have taken a planned slow approach to make sure they had the right support in place.

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

This service was registered with us on 14 April 2020 and this is the first inspection.

Why we inspected

This was a planned inspection as we had not inspected or rated them before.

We looked at infection prevention and control measures under the Safe key question. We look at this in all 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 until we return to visit as per our re-inspection programme. If we receive any concerning information we may inspect sooner.