Amber Healthcare

28 The Quadrant
Abingdon
Oxfordshire OX14 3YS

Telephone: (01235) 531616

Care Types: Care in your HomeDementiaDrug or Alcohol DependanceEating disorderLearning disability/autismMental HealthOlder PeoplePhysical DisabilitySensory ImpairmentYounger Adults


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Last updated 17 August 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 checked whether the provider was 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 6 and 10 July 2017 and was an announced inspection. We told the provider three days before our visit that we would be coming. We did this because the manager is sometimes out of the office supporting staff or visiting people who use the service. We needed to be sure that someone would be in. This inspection was conducted by one inspector and an expert by experience (ExE). 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 some key information about the service, what the service does well and improvements they plan to make. We looked at previous inspection reports and notifications received from the provider. A notification is information about important events which the provider is required to tell us about by law. This ensured we were addressing any areas of concern.

We spoke with 13 people, three relatives, six care staff, the service manager, two care coordinators and the provider. We looked at seven people’s care records, five staff files and medicine administration records. We also looked at a range of records relating to the management of the service.

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