Sunrise and Gracewell celebrate fifth ‘outstanding’ care home

Sunrise Senior Living and Gracewell Healthcare have celebrated their fifth ‘outstanding’ CQC rating. Sunrise of Eastbourne became the third Sunrise service to gain the CQC’s top rating following an inspection in July. Gracewell has a further two outstanding homes. Fiona White, Registered Manager at Sunrise of Eastbourne, said: “I am incredibly proud of the entire care team [...] Read More

‘Outstanding’ rating is music to staff and resident’s ears

A Swindon care home that provides music therapy has been rated ‘outstanding’ by the CQC. Fitzwarren House in Swindon became the fourth MHA care home to be rated ‘outstanding’ following an inspection in October. Manager Sue Smith, who was praised by the inspectors for being “extremely passionate about delivering very high standards of care”, said: “We are [...] Read More

Brentwood Home Care Service Rated 'Outstanding' by CQC

A care service in Brentwood has been rated as ‘outstanding’ following a recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission. On a previous inspection the care provided by Comitis L11 under Home Instead Senior Care was found to be ‘good’, but has been upgraded to ‘outstanding’ following the latest inspection. Home Instead provides personal care to [...] Read More

Blackburn Care Home Awarded Outstanding

Staff and residents are celebrating at Longfield Residential Home in Blackburn after being rated Outstanding by the CQC. The home, which provides care for up to 24 older people, joins the top 3% of services with the CQC’s top rating. Director Rajan Jairath said: “I am overwhelmed with the rating received. Outstanding is the only [...] Read More

Bupa UK's The Links Care Home celebrates 'Outstanding' rating

Colleagues at Bupa’s The Links were praised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for providing ‘exceptional care’ and ‘going the extra mile to ensure people continued to live fulfilling, happy lives’. The report celebrates employees for tailoring care around residents’ individual needs, preferences and histories. For example, colleagues supported a former WWII RAF pilot, so [...] Read More

Praise for Hillbrow Residential Care Home after inspectors give outstanding rating

Hillbrow Residential Care Home Limited in Crediton, Devon has been rated Outstanding by the Care Quality commission following an inspection in August. Inspectors rated the service Outstanding for being caring and responsive to people’s needs and Good for being safe, effective and well-led. The overall rating was Outstanding. Hillbrow Residential Care Home is a service [...] Read More

‘Rickshaw Therapy’ Offers Innovative Care Model For Dementia Patients

A decorated former soldier has used his military skills and imagination to back up his ‘outstanding’ classification from the Care Quality Commission by launching a ‘transformative’ initiative for dementia patients and those with learning difficulties. And, he says, the lessons learned could benefit the whole care industry. Retired Major Jonathan Cunningham MBE, who owns Rosebank [...] Read More

Evolve celebrates second Outstanding in less than a month

Evolve Care Group has celebrated its second CQC Outstanding in less than a month. Heanton Nursing Home in Barnstaple, Devon joined the top 2% of adult social care services following an inspection in July. Evolve’s Sundial care home in Sidmouth achieved Outstanding earlier this month (see Innovative dementia care home gains Outstanding). CEO, Preyen Dewani, [...] Read More

RMBI care home celebrates CQC Outstanding rating

Staff and residents are celebrating after RMBI’s Devonshire Court in Leicester was rated Outstanding by the CQC. The home, which provides residential care and dementia support for up to 69 residents, was found to be offering an Outstanding caring, responsive and well-led service, and was rated Good in the remaining two categories, following an inspection [...] Read More

Charity Owned Care Home Celebrates Outstanding

Residents and staff at The Chaseley Trust in Eastbourne, East Sussex are celebrating after being awarded Outstanding by the CQC. The charity owned home cares for adults with complex physical disabilities and those living with progressive neurological conditions. Lesley Standing, CEO of The Chaseley Trust, said: “This is a fantastic achievement and follows three years [...] Read More

Amherst Court has been rated outstanding for the second time

A care home for people with dementia has been rated “outstanding” for the second time. Amherst Court in Chatham has been highly praised by the national regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Inspectors spoke to residents, relatives, employees and health and social care professionals at the home in Palmerston Road. Staff’s innovative ways of caring [...] Read More

Tipton’s Sundial Care Home showcases ‘outstanding’ care in CQC report

Sundial Care Home was ranked ‘outstanding’ for being effective, caring and well-led; it was rated ‘good’ for being safe and responsive from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Inspectors praised staff for their passion, empathy and the home’s care model, which promotes that barriers between people and staff do not exist. The inspector said: “The atmosphere [...] Read More