Care Unlimited Domcare fully compliant with CQC Requirements

16th April 2013

Further to a very successful run of inspections with all four of our Residential services earlier this year, we are proud to announce that our relatively new Domiciliary Care Service has been equally positive following a routine Care Quality Commission (CQC) unannounced inspection in February 2013.

Our service which runs as a strategic partner of Surrey County Council, with additional contracts with Croydon Borough Council operates Supported Living in 4 local properties in Surrey, specialsing in Learning Disabilities and Autism, running since October 2011.

Care Unlimited would like to thank Project Manager Susan Hill, Deputy Manager James Ballinger and all their Support Staff for the strong service they have provided to our Supported Living clients. The CQC report will be published soon on the CQC website and will be available here: See CQC report here.

Main Summary of compliance:
1. Standards of treating people with respect and involving them in their care.
2. Standards of providing care, treatment and support that meets people's needs.
3. Standards of caring for people safely and protecting them from harm.
4. Standards of staffing.
5. Standards of quality and suitability of management.

The strive to uphold and develop the quality of our service is ongoing.

All Four Homes assessed as fully Compliant by CQC Regulator

8th March 2013

Care Unlimited are extremely proud to announce that all four of our residential care services were recently assessed as fully compliant by the local Care Quality Commission inspectors.

Grennell Lodge, Chipstead Lodge, Ashtead Cottage and finally Chaldon Rise this week all underwent inspections over the past month, most likely triggered off by our recent transition to a new Limited company.

Our very positive official reports are available at the following links and show good progress in several areas:

Grennell Lodge ( see CQC report here)
Chaldon Rise Lodge ( see CQC report here)
Chipstead Lodge ( see CQC report here)
Ashtead Cottage ( see CQC report here)

We would like to thank our Home Managers and Head Office Support Managers for leading their dedicated staff to deliver compliant strong care practices as identified in this assessment process with the sector regulator Care Quality Commission.

Main Summary of compliance:
1. Standards of treating people with respect and involving them in their care.
2. Standards of providing care, treatment and support that meets people's needs.
3. Standards of caring for people safely and protecting them from harm.
4. Standards of staffing.
5. Standards of quality and suitability of management.

We look forward to pushing care standards further over the coming year with several initiatives already being planned and developed.

Bonfire Night Fun held at Chaldon Rise 8th Nov 2012

9th November 2012

Care Unlimited hosted its 4th Bonfire Night at Chaldon Rise last night with a good attendance from residents, staff and friends within the Group for Residential Care and Supported Living.

Delicious Hog Roast, Mulled Wine, Music, Prizes, Fireworks and this year a strong Guy Fawkes theme throughout headed by Bob Munns dressed in period clothing for his monologue of Guy Fawkes - Gunpowder, Treason and Plot!

Many thanks to the Chaldon Rise staff for hosting this, and a special thanks to our activity organisers Bob Munns and Jenny Skinner who took a strong lead in planning the evening. Finally a thank you to our 'pyro/fireworks team' - Steve Skinner, Peter Pacer and Colin Stradling. Photos to be posted up soon!

Care Unlimited Managers reach Surrey Care Awards 2012 finals

6th November 2012

Wendy Watson, HR Advisor at Care Unlimited, was delighted to inform the group today that two Care Unlimited staff have reached the finals for the following categories at the 2012 Surrey Care Awards:

- Susan Hill, Care Unlimited DomCare Project Manager of the Year Learning Disabilities
- Elaine Fretwell, Home Manager at Chaldon Rise Care Home in Merstham, Manager of the Year Care Home

With only 12 months in operation, Susan Hill has led the launch and run the 40 strong domiciliary care team across 4 Supported Living Houses across Surrey with very positive feedback from service users, care managers and families.

Elaine continues to run a very tight ship of dedicated nursing, care and support staff at Chaldon Rise delivering high care standards to our residents with varying mental health illnesses and dementia. She has achieved this whilst maintaining a very low staff turnover, making her one of our most effective and popular Home Managers ever.

The awards ceremony takes place on Friday 16th November at Epsom Downs Racecourse for 7.00pm.

If they win their categories, Susan and Elaine will be automatically entered into the Great British Care Awards Southern region.

Congratulations to Elaine and Susan on making yet another final for Care Unlimited at these awards for the 3rd consecutive year! Their fantastic commitment to represent, manage and run their teams and deliver high quality care to their clients will hopefully lead them to a win, or two! We shall keep you all posted.

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