1st Choice Nursing and Care Services Limited – 1st Choice Nursing and Care Services Limited

1st Floor Offices, The Bell Centre
Nottingham Street
Melton Mowbray
Leicestershire LE13 1PJ

Telephone: 0845 241 7476

Care Types: Care in your HomeDementiaLearning disability/autismMental HealthOlder PeoplePhysical DisabilitySensory ImpairmentYounger Adults

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Last updated 25 November 2016
We carried out this inspection under Section 60 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 as part of our regulatory functions. This inspection was planned to check whether the provider is meeting the legal requirements and regulations associated with the Health and Social Care Act 2008, to look at the overall quality of the service, and to provide a rating for the service under the Care Act 2014.

We carried out the inspection visit on 20 October 2016. The provider was given 48 hours’ notice because the location provides a domiciliary care service and we needed to be sure that someone would be available.

The inspection team consisted of an inspector and an expert-by-experience. An expert-by-experience is a person who has personal experience of using or caring for someone who uses this type of care service.

Before the inspection the provider completed a Provider Information Return (PIR). This is a form that asks the provider to give key information about the service, to detail what the service does well and improvements they plan to make. We also reviewed information that we held about the service to inform and plan our inspection. This included information that we had received about the service as well as statutory notifications that the provider had sent to us. A statutory notification contains important information about certain events that they must notify us of. We contacted Healthwatch Leicestershire who are the local consumer champion for people using adult social care services to see if they had feedback about the service. We contacted the local health commissioners who had funding responsibility for some of the people who were using the service.

We spoke with 16 people who used the service over the telephone. We spoke with the provider, deputy manager, a senior staff member and three care workers. We looked at the care records of five people who used the service and other documentation about how the service was managed. This included policies and procedures, staff records, training records and records associated with quality assurance processes.

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