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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 10 February 2012
Date of Publication: 28 March 2012
Inspection Report published 28 March 2012 PDF

People should get safe and appropriate care that meets their needs and supports their rights (outcome 4)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Experience effective, safe and appropriate care, treatment and support that meets their needs and protects their rights.

How this check was done

Our judgement

St Judes was meeting this outcome. People experienced effective, safe and appropriate care, treatment and support.

User experience

"I love it here, it's like one long holiday. I get well looked after and I go on holiday every year. I go to the baths and the cinema every week. I have a keyworker who helps with my appointments and helps me with housework. The food is nice, there is plenty of it and we get fed well."

"I am moving soon to my own flat. This place is lovely, loads of stuff to do. I have helped decorate. Food is gorgeous. The rooms are immaculate."

"It's spot on here, there is plenty to do. I go walking, hiking, shopping and I do woodwork."

Other evidence

We looked at care records for two people. Care records contained detailed information about the way in which their health and personal care needs should be met. They identified any areas of risk and included action plans to show how the home would minimise these risks to people. Care records included a detailed life history, a timetable showing social activities and people's wishes and aspirations for the future.

A range of assessments were in place to monitor people's health needs. Referrals to external professionals such as dieticians or occupational therapists were made where needed.

We spoke to staff who said:

"It's brilliant here, people get well looked after."

"We try to rehabilitate people, so that eventually they can move on to more independent settings. We have two people moving on soon."

"People can go out all the time. They go to the allotment, trips to Darlington, Durham, Newcastle, Liverpool and London. They also attend college courses and go on holidays."