CQC rates Crossroads Care Rotherham as Outstanding once again!

Report Published 08/02/19

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found the quality of care provided by Crossroads Care Rotherham; a service supporting carers and people with care needs to be Outstanding once again, following an inspection in January 2019.

Crossroads Care Rotherham is a registered charity and a not for profit organisation. At the time of the inspection, the service supported 300 people with various care needs, from social support to support with personal care and independence.

The service has been rated Outstanding for being Safe, Effective, Caring and Well-Led and was rated Good for being responsive. Overall, the service was rated ‘Outstanding’.   A full report of the inspection is available at: https://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-127912729

A large part of Crossroads Care Rotherham’s vision is to recognise the contribution of the unpaid carer and to support them to have access to quality support and services.

People told CQC that they received a fantastic service from Crossroads Care Rotherham. Staff gave the provider compliments on how they cared for and supported people. Inspectors saw extremely high satisfaction levels and peoples comments about their experience of using the service was, without exception, positive.

Relatives and other agencies praised the staff and management for their caring and compassionate approach to supporting people. One relative said “Crossroads are my lifeline, (my relative) looks forward to carers visiting every week” Another said, “Crossroads have fulfilled my relatives dream to stay living in their own home. They look after my relative admirably, (relative) is happy with the care they receive and is always chirpy and smiley”

The inspection team could clearly see that the service actively involved people in their assessments which enabled them to make choices about the support they needed to help them to be as independent as possible. The service was flexible which meant times of visits could change if people had to attend hospital or any other health related appointments.

The providers values included, ‘care, compassion, commitment, courage, communication and competence’. The staff clearly demonstrated their dedication to improving people wellbeing and had the knowledge and skills to provide outstanding care. People echoed this in their comments. One person simply said “The staff are the bees’ knees (exceptional) as far as I am concerned”

Crossroads Care Rotherham is an employer of choice and are totally committed to investing in employees in order to ensure their workforce are successful and happy. They have recently been awarded, The South Yorkshire Health & Wellbeing at Work Award at Silver Level.