The 220 Preston Road assisted living facility has been rated as "good". Picture: Nathan Anderson
The 220 Preston Road assisted living facility has been rated as "good". Picture: Nathan Anderson

Preston Road care home rated ‘good’ by inspectors

A Hull City Council residential care home has been rated as “good” by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The 220 Preston Road assisted living facility, which provides care to nine young adults with autism or learning disabilities, has been given the good rating following an inspection last month.

The management team are “extremely good at planning and delivering care that was tailored to people’s individual needs and preferences”, said the inspection report.

It also said “People’s care plans truly reflected their individual needs, interests, wishes and aspirations” and pointed out that “there was a thoughtful and inclusive approach to organising interesting and meaningful occupations and activities for people, which enhanced the quality of their lives”.

The home was rated as outstanding in the responsive category and good in the safe, effective, caring and well-led sections.

Gwen Lunn, portfolio holder for adult services, said: “We are absolutely delighted with the findings. It is encouraging to see how the areas have progressed.

“This highlights the great work and strong commitment of our frontline staff who continue to deliver holistic support to young adults and their families.

“We are especially pleased with the outstanding rating for how responsive the service is. We are confident we can achieve this in every grade.”

The home also recently won a competition to have a piece of art designed by inmates at HMP Hull installed at the facility.

It is often used as a distraction technique for the residents when their anxiety levels are rising.

Art designed by inmates at HMP Hull

In its previous inspection last year, the home was told to make improvements. One year on, the overall rating was improved to good.

David Mackay, a resident at the care home, said: “I like the service here and the staff are really helpful and friendly. I feel comfortable.”

The report also said that “people were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives”, ensuring that their independence is maintained as much as possible.

Councillor Lunn said: “We are confident that this service will continue to improve, and we look forward to seeing it go from strength to strength.”

Read the full report here.

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