Acorn Care Service

12 Redstone Business Centre
Marsh Close
Sandown
Isle of Wight PO36 8EU

Telephone: (01983) 409820

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


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Last updated 7 January 2017
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.

This inspection took place on 28 November and 1 December 2016. The provider was given 48 hours’ notice because the location provides a domiciliary care service; we needed to be sure someone would be in the office.

The inspection was carried out by one inspector and an expert by experience who had experience of caring for older people. An expert by experience is a person who has personal experience of using or caring for someone who uses this type of service.

Before the inspection the provider completed a Provider Information Return (PIR). This is a form that asks the provider to give some key information about the service, what the service does well and improvements they plan to make. We reviewed previous inspection reports and notifications we had been sent by the provider. A notification is information about important events which the service is required to send us by law.

During the inspection we spoke with 12 people who used the service, or their relatives, by telephone and visited two people in their own homes. We spoke with the two registered managers, office staff and six care staff members. We looked at care records for six people. We also reviewed records about how the service was managed, including staff training and recruitment records.

The service was previously inspected in February 2014 when we found no concerns.

Last updated 11:14:08 21st Feb 2018 - Update Now

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