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Public invited to view Fulwood care home with new dementia care service

Fulwood Lodge

A leading Sheffield care home, Fulwood Lodge, is opening its doors to the public next weekend in order to introduce its move into high quality dementia care.

Fulwood Lodge Care Home is launching the new service in addition to its existing nursing  and residential care following its recent CQC report.

The home - set over three floors - can cater for up to 40 residents.

Fulwood Lodge Care Home is now duel registered and able to offer both nursing care together with high-quality dementia care and residential care.

Nottingham domiciliary care agency rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

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The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Break Barriers Nottingham Ltd, to be Outstanding following inspections in July, August and September 2017.  

Break Barriers is a domiciliary care agency which supports people in their own homes who live in the Nottinghamshire area.

Inspectors found staff were caring and compassionate and people were being provided with safe, responsive, caring, effective and well-led care. A full inspection report has been published on the  Care Quality Commission website: www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-884621519 

Bluebird Care in Westminster is Best Homecare Provider in London

Bluebird Care

Bluebird Care in Westminster has enjoyed an excellent month, being awarded a prestigious ‘Outstanding’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and welcoming the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to its offices to meet the team.

The excellent CQC rating was awarded following a comprehensive inspection in January 2018, and is a significant achievement making Bluebird Care in Westminster - which offers home and live in care to people in their own homes - not only one of the best home care providers in the country, but the best in London. 

The CQC inspectors found staff to be “kind, compassionate and caring” and noted that the team “knew how to provide the care and support [people using the service] required whilst also going the extra mile for them.”

Bluebird Care in Westminster is Best Homecare Provider in London

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Bluebird Care in Westminster has enjoyed an excellent month, being awarded a prestigious ‘Outstanding’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and welcoming the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to its offices to meet the team.

The excellent CQC rating was awarded following a comprehensive inspection in January 2018, and is a significant achievement making Bluebird Care in Westminster - which offers home and live in care to people in their own homes - not only one of the best home care providers in the country, but the best in London. 

The CQC inspectors found staff to be “kind, compassionate and caring” and noted that the team “knew how to provide the care and support [people using the service] required whilst also going the extra mile for them.”

Hertfordshire care home rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found the quality of care provided by Tenterden House Care Home in Bricket Wood, St Albans, to be Outstanding following an inspection in January.  

Tenterden House Care Home is run by Bupa Care Homes (BNH) Limited. It is registered to provide accommodation for up to 40 people who require nursing care.

Inspectors found staff were caring and compassionate and people were being provided with safe, responsive, caring, effective and well-led care. 

Youth and experience brought together at Oundle care home

Oundle care home

Oundle care home care home is leading the way in bridging the generational gap by opening its doors to local young people.

Abbott House has welcomed pupils from Oundle School, who have been volunteering at the Oundle care home by helping staff at meal times, playing board games with residents and providing entertainment using their own musical instruments. Three pupils have also been painting murals on the bathroom walls, while others have given talks on their varied backgrounds, sharing experiences with residents. The volunteering doubles up for some pupils as a contribution towards the service element of their silver or gold Duke of Edinburgh awards.

Sunrise Senior Living UK and Gracewell Healthcare Top National CQC Rankings

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Residents and team members at Sunrise Senior Living UK and Gracewell Healthcare are celebrating after the care home providers were named the best in the country by Market Analysts Laing & Buisson based on inspection ratings undertaken by the CQC.

100% of all inspected Gracewell homes, and 96% of all Sunrise communities, have been rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC, demonstrating the exceptional standard of care offered by the providers across the country.

Sunrise has been ranked top for residential care, and Gracewell has come first for nursing care. Sunrise has also come second for nursing care.

The CQC is the independent regulator of all health and care services in the UK.

Choosing care is one of life’s most stressful experiences

Choosing care is one of life’s most stressful experiences

Choosing care in England is one of the biggest sources of stress compared to other key life events, according to a survey of 1,000 people carried out for the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The findings come as the quality regulator is raising public awareness about how its inspection findings can help support people in making these important decisions. 

The survey findings, out today (Tuesday 27 February), reveal that seven in ten (70%) adults who were responsible for choosing care in a care home or at home – either for themselves or a loved one – over the last three years have found it more stressful than choosing their child’s nursery or school, or a venue for their wedding or civil partnership.

Care facility awarded top marks in being ‘effective’

Care facility awarded top marks in being ‘effective’

A care facility in Staffordshire has had its effectiveness rated as ‘outstanding’ in a recent inspection by health watchdog, the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Following an inspection in January, The Cottage Wing in Burton-on-Trent, joins an elite handful of care facilities – just one per cent throughout England – that have achieved the top rating in the effective category. The wing was awarded an overall inspection rating of ‘good’ from the CQC, aggregated from five categories which, in addition to ‘being effective’, includes being ‘safe’, ‘responsive’, ‘caring’ and ‘well-led’. All four of the remaining categories received ‘good’ ratings. 

Sunrise of Winchester receives ‘Outstanding’ rating

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Sunrise of Winchester in Hampshire is celebrating being awarded a prestigious ‘Outstanding’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Only 1% of homes receive this overall, making Sunrise of Winchester one of the country’s top care communities.

The Care Quality rating was awarded following a comprehensive inspection in December 2017, which found “a warm and homely environment” where “people, their relatives and staff were very proud of the community they lived and worked in”.

Derby care service rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

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The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Turning Point - Derby to be Outstanding overall following an inspection in January.

Turning Point – Derby supports adults who have a learning disability, autistic spectrum disorder and whose behaviour may challenge, to live as independently as possible. Staff provided personal care to eight people living in their own properties and to four people living in a single house of multi-occupation at the time of our inspection.

Inspectors found that the care quality was excellent and all staff were caring and compassionate and people were being provided with safe, responsive, caring, effective and well-led care.

Cambridgeshire day hospice rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

Cambridgeshire day hospice rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission
The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by The Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, to be Outstanding in all areas following inspections in July.     

The Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre is a day hospice, based at the North Cambridgeshire Hospital in Wisbech, which supports people who are living with a life-limiting illness and their families. The service provides day therapy, treatment and clinical days (including haematology and oncology work), complementary and diversional therapies as well as bereavement and support services.   

Care home celebrates 25 year anniversary

Care home celebrates 25 year anniversary

A Worcestershire care home is celebrating 25 years of delivering care to its residents this month.

St John’s care home, in Droitwich, marked the occasion with drinks, cake and musical entertainment from local singer, David Lawrence. Residents, their family members, and staff, past and present, were joined in the celebrations by special guests that included the Vice Chairman of Wychavon Council, Councillor Tony Rowley, the Mayor of Droitwich Spa, Councillor Shaun Best and Gina Dutton of Worcester University’s dementia studies unit.  

CQC find failings at two care homes

cqc failings clipboard

A care home owner and manager have been fined after a resident died in a fall from a second floor window, reports the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Highcliffe House Limited, which runs Highcliffe House Nursing Home in Felixstowe, Suffolk, was fined £16,500 plus a £170 victim surcharge at Ipswich Magistrates’ Court. Manager Alison Quilter-Cudworth, was fined £1,000 plus a £170 victim surcharge in a prosecution brought by the CQC.

The prosecution was brought against the company and Quilter-Cudworth following an investigation into the death of a resident, William George Willmott.

Resolve Care: how to achieve two CQC Outstanding Ratings

Resolve Care: how to achieve two CQC Outstanding Ratings

Since the Care Quality Commission (CQC) changed its inspection process, few learning disability care homes have achieved an outstanding rating. These ratings are notoriously difficult to come by, with less than 5% of the total number of inspected organisations achieving this rating. So, how has Resolve achieved this distinction in both their homes? Owners David King and Anne Graham explain.

 

Giving people the best chance

At Resolve, the ethos is on giving the residents the best possible life. All the residents have autism and/or a learning disability and a history of offending behaviour, with spells in hospital or prison. Most have had limited opportunities and meaningful life experiences.