Updated 21 February 2019The inspection: We carried out this inspection under Section 60 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (the Act) as part of our regulatory functions. This inspection was planned to check whether the provider was meeting the legal requirements and regulations associated with the Act, to look at the overall quality of the service, and to provide a rating for the service under the Care Act 2014.
Inspection team: The inspection was carried out by one inspector.
Service and service type: WrightChoiceCare is a domiciliary care agency. It provides personal care to people living in their own homes and specialist housing. It provides a service to older people, younger disabled adults and children.
Not everyone using WrightChoiceCare receives a regulated activity; the Care Quality Commission (CQC) only inspects the service being received by people provided with ‘personal care’; help with tasks related to personal hygiene and eating. For these people we also take into account any wider social care provided.
The service had a manager registered with the Care Quality Commission. This means that they and the provider are legally responsible for how the service is run and for the quality and safety of the care provided.
Notice of inspection: We gave the service 48 hours’ notice of the inspection visit because it is small and the registered manager is often out of the office supporting staff or providing care. We needed to be sure that they would be in.
What we did: Before the inspection we reviewed information available to us about this service. This included details about incidents the provider must notify us about, such as abuse; and we sought feedback from the local authority and professionals who work with the service. The provider sent us a provider information return prior to the inspection. This is information we require providers to send us at least once annually to give some key information about the service, what the service does well and improvements they plan to make. We took this into account when we inspected the service and made the judgements in this report.
During the inspection we spoke with the provider, who is also the registered manager, deputy manager and five care staff. We also spoke with four people and four relatives.
We looked at six people’s care records including medication administration records (MARs) and a selection of documentation about the management and running of the service. This included recruitment information for two members of staff, staff training records, policies and procedures, complaints and staff rotas.