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    Yeovil care home staff and residents celebrate ‘Outstanding’ CQC result

    Yeovil care home staff and residents celebrate ‘Outstanding’ CQC result

    Staff at Grovelands are celebrating following the results of their recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection. The Yeovil care home was given the highest rating of ‘Outstanding’ by the social care inspectorate who published their report on 21st December. This now puts Grovelands in the 1.4% of adult social care providers nationally that are rated […]

    9th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Waveney care homes placed in special measures

    Waveney care homes placed in special measures

    A provider responsible for two Waveney elderly care facilities has been told by the Care Quality Commission that both homes are inadequate and remain in special measures. Both were visited in autumn, with recently-published reports revealing both had been judged as inadequate overall, with CQC inspectors raising severe concerns over the way they are run. The homes […]

    8th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Holbeach care home staff celebrate ‘Good’ inspection by CQC

    Holbeach care home staff celebrate ‘Good’ inspection by CQC

    Managers and staff at Beech Lodge Care Home in Holbeach are delighted with their overall ‘Good’ rating following a recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The report rated the care home good in all areas, highlighting that staff were kind, caring and compassionate and supported people’s dignity and independence. “We are very pleased […]

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    Staff at Swindon care home “proud” of ‘Good’ CQC rating

    Staff at Swindon care home “proud” of ‘Good’ CQC rating

    A Swindon residential care home for adults with physical disabilities has received a ‘Good’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in its most recent inspection.   Sanctuary Supported Living’s (SSL) Tony Long House provides accommodation and personalised care for up to six residents.   The unannounced inspection by the CQC praised the service for […]

    26th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    New Year, new qualifications framework information from Skills for Care

    New Year, new qualifications framework information from Skills for Care

    I know we’ve only just got our heads around the move from NVQs to the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) but we will soon have to move with the times again and get used to the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). The RQF will replace the QCF from 1 January 2018 but anyone who has enrolled […]

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    Ipswich care centre rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

    Ipswich care centre rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

    The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Baylham Care Centre Limited in Baylham, Ipswich, to be Outstanding following an inspection in June and July.   Baylham Care Centre is a care home with nursing providing care and support for younger adults and older people, some of whom have complex health […]

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    Specialist care home in Kent rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

    Specialist care home in Kent rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

    A Kent care home has been rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission following a recent inspection. Gresham House in Staplehurst, Kent was rated Outstanding for being caring and responsive to people’s needs and Good for being safe, effective and well-led.  The overall rating was Outstanding.   Gresham House provides support and accommodation to adults […]

    9th October 2017 | By | Reply More
    Preston care home celebrates after completing a ‘quadruple’ with its latest CQC rating

    Preston care home celebrates after completing a ‘quadruple’ with its latest CQC rating

    Belmont care home is celebrating after completing a ‘quadruple’ with its latest ‘Good’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The Preston-based home, on Inglewhite Road, Longridge, was deemed ‘Good’ in all categories by the independent regulator, having previously received praise at each of its last three inspections. The CQC judges a care facility on […]

    22nd August 2017 | By | Reply More
    Devon care home that goes out of its way to promote independence and wellbeing rated Outstanding

    Devon care home that goes out of its way to promote independence and wellbeing rated Outstanding

    A care home in Devon that goes out of its way to promote the independence and wellbeing of people living with dementia has been rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission following an inspection in May. Inspectors rated Sefton Hall, in Plantation Terrace, Dawlish Outstanding for being effective, caring, responsive to people’s needs and well-led […]

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    Community health professionals give a South coast care home company top marks

    Community health professionals give a South coast care home company top marks

    Community health professionals have given a South coast care home company top marks in a survey designed to identify areas of best practice and scope for improvement. Respondents to the Colten Care poll included GPs, nurses, first responders, mental health teams and other medical specialists.   Altogether, 171 responses were received from external clinical experts […]

    2nd August 2017 | By | Reply More
    Outstanding result for specialist care home in Bridlington

    Outstanding result for specialist care home in Bridlington

    An investment programme has turned a good performing Bridlington care home to ‘outstanding’, according to inspection body the Care Quality Commission (CQC).   In a new report for Kirkgate House, in Kirkgate, CQC inspectors acknowledged the outstanding level of service responsiveness to residents. Kirkgate House, operated by Hull-based Hica Group, supports up to 28 individuals […]

    17th July 2017 | By | Reply More
    North Hykeham care home staff celebrate Good CQC report

    North Hykeham care home staff celebrate Good CQC report

    Neale Court Care Home are delighted with their recent CQC report, rating them as ‘Good’ in all areas following a recent unannounced inspection. The report noted that “People were at the centre of the caring process and staff acknowledged them as unique individuals. People were always treated with dignity and respect.”   “The staff team […]

    10th July 2017 | By | Reply More
    CQC gives green light for West Yorkshire care home

    CQC gives green light for West Yorkshire care home

    Rastrick Hall & Grange has received a positive Care Quality Commission (CQC) report, which records the home as overall GOOD, this in addition to being an Orchard Care Centre for Activity Excellence. With easy links to Halifax and Huddersfield, Rastrick Hall & Grange is a modern home specialising in the care of older people, with the […]

    27th June 2017 | By | Reply More
    Nottingham’s Wren Hall is rated an Outstanding nursing home by Care Quality Commission

    Nottingham’s Wren Hall is rated an Outstanding nursing home by Care Quality Commission

    The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Wren Hall Nursing Home in Selston, Nottinghamshire, to be Outstanding.    Wren Hall is a large nursing home for older people, most of who are living with dementia. Wren Hall provides accommodation for 53 people.   Inspectors found staff were caring and compassionate […]

    20th June 2017 | By | Reply More
    Greater Manchester care home enjoys ‘Outstanding’ result from CQC inspectors

    Greater Manchester care home enjoys ‘Outstanding’ result from CQC inspectors

    The Joseph Cox Charity’s Mary & Joseph House, a care home in Ancoats, Manchester, has been awarded an overall ‘outstanding’ rating by the Care Quality Commission in a recent report, making it one of only four in the UK and the first care home in Greater Manchester to hold the status in all five areas […]

    8th May 2017 | By | Reply More
    Castleford care home rated ‘Good’ by Care Quality Commission

    Castleford care home rated ‘Good’ by Care Quality Commission

    Newfield Lodge care home in Castleford has been rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission in an inspection report published this week.  The home achieved the enviable rating in four key areas of care: safe, caring, responsive and well-led.  CQC made the unannounced visit on 28 February 2017.  Newfield Lodge, which receives a score of […]

    21st April 2017 | By | Reply More
    Greater Manchester care home rated ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

    Greater Manchester care home rated ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

    A Greater Manchester care home has been judged one of the very best in the country after receiving an “Outstanding” rating from the Care Quality Commission. This status – the highest achievable – puts Dystlegh Grange in the top 0.5% of all residential care homes in England. Situated in Disley, near Stockport, the CQC lists Dystlegh […]

    23rd March 2017 | By | Reply More
    Macclesfield care home celebrates clean bill of health from CQC

    Macclesfield care home celebrates clean bill of health from CQC

    A Macclesfield care home is celebrating after receiving a clean bill of health from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).   Rowans Care Centre, which is operated by Canterbury Care, has been praised by the CQC, the care sector’s independent regulator, after it was awarded a ‘Good’ rating.   The CQC judges a care home and […]

    20th March 2017 | By | Reply More
    Norwich care home praised by CQC for kindness, compassion and respect

    Norwich care home praised by CQC for kindness, compassion and respect

    Sanford House nursing home in East Dereham, Norwich, has been praised in its latest CQC inspection report for kindness, compassion and having the ability to make residents happy. The home was rated as providing a ‘good’ care service in all areas in the inspection and staff were seen to demonstrate best practice in their approach […]

    6th March 2017 | By | Reply More
    CQC ratings strengthen Colten Care’s ‘provider of choice’ goal

    CQC ratings strengthen Colten Care’s ‘provider of choice’ goal

    All 19 of the established care homes built and run by South Coast operator Colten Care have been officially rated ‘Good’ by the care industry regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC). This rare 100% record is based on rigorous CQC inspections.  Fernhill, a dedicated dementia care home in Longham, Dorset, became the latest Colten Care […]

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