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Sefton New Directions Limited - Hudson Road Outstanding

Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 8 January 2020

About the service

Hudson Road is a residential care home providing personal care to four people at the time of the inspection. The home is registered for up to six people. People supported at Hudson Road have profound and multiple disabilities including learning, physical disabilities and sensory needs. Accommodation is provided in single bedrooms.

The service has been developed and designed in line with the principles and values that underpin Registering the Right Support and other best practise guidance. This ensures that people who use the service can live a full a life as possible and achieve the best possible outcomes that include control, choice and independence. People’s support focused on them having as many opportunities as possible.

People’s experience of using this service and what we found

Relatives told us that the standard of care their loved ones received at Hudson Road was exceptional.

We observed peoples’ support during our visits to Hudson Road, staff were gentle and showed people kindness and affection, within their professional boundaries.

People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible and in their best interests; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice.

Care and support were delivered on a very individual basis. People were encouraged to plan and decide their daily routines. Activities were generally planned in advance to ensure staffing levels were appropriate, however all activities were flexible relative to people's well-being.

Staff knew people extremely well care, support and activities were planned around individual likes and dislikes. People were encouraged to participate in activities which were meaningful to them for example bus journeys, lunches out and trips to the cinema.

Professionals also spoke very highly of the home and how the home was able to support people to have good outcomes, helping to maintain good physical health. They commented on the lovely atmosphere in the home, and the professionalism of the staff. Ideally, wherever possible people would be supported until the end of their life in the home by people who know them.

Healthcare records were kept to high standards and staff knowledge of individuals was extremely good. This enabled staff to recognise any changes in people and seek early access to primary healthcare services, this ensured excellent continuity of care.

Staff responded to overcome any constraints presented when supporting people to live fulfilled lives. People enjoyed attending live music events, cycling in summer, swimming and being part of the community despite physical and sensory challenges.

Risks were assessed and managed well. People received their medicines as they should.

Thorough recruitment, staff induction and ongoing training were in place to ensure that staff were suitable to work and provide support within the home. There was a very low change of staffing which meant people were supported by a staff team who knew them and their preferences extremely well.

People had access to food, snacks and drinks throughout the day, food was freshly prepared.

Staff knowledge and understanding of people and the way in which they communicated meant they effectively supported people to live their best life.

Complaints were managed effectively in line with company guidance. Family members told us that they had no complaints. Families felt they were respected, consulted and fully involved with their loved ones care.

People would be encouraged to continue their involvement with their chosen religion after moving to the home.

The Secretary of State has asked the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to conduct a thematic review and to make recommendations about the use of restrictive interventions in settings that provide care for people with or who might have mental health problems, learning disabilities and/or autism. Thematic reviews look in-depth a

Inspection areas



Updated 8 January 2020

The service was safe.

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Updated 8 January 2020

The service was effective.

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Updated 8 January 2020

The service was exceptionally caring.

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Updated 8 January 2020

The service was exceptionally responsive.

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Updated 8 January 2020

The service was Well-Led

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