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Sheffield care home celebrates “Good” rating from CQC

Sheffield care home celebrates “Good” rating from CQC

A SHEFFIELD care home is celebrating after achieving a “Good” rating from industry watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC). 

The Laurels and The Limes Care Home, on Manchester Road, received the rating across all five of the CQC’s inspection categories.

They were rated “Good” for safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led – giving them the second highest overall rating available.

In their report, following an unannounced inspection of the home, the CQC said: “Overall we saw the premises were clean and well maintained.

“People and their relatives told us they enjoyed the food served at The Laurels and The Limes.

The Beeches’ beach summer BBQ a hit with residents

The Beeches’ beach summer BBQ a hit with residents

The beach was brought to The Beeches when the care home’s staff threw a summer BBQ for residents.

The Stockton-on-Tees based home created an indoor seaside with a paddling pool and sand pit for those unable to travel to the coast.

There was also entertainment from Michaela Marshall from Musical Memories, which specialises in providing costumed, interactive shows for care homes.

Michaela performed beach themed 1950s and 60s classics, including “Rum and Coca Cola”, “We’re All Going On a Summer Holiday”, and “Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside”.

Volunteer and friend of The Beeches Care Home, Ruth Atkinson served up burgers and sausages from the BBQ, as everyone enjoyed the summer sun.

Care home wins funds for multi-sensory garden

Care home wins funds for multi-sensory garden

A multi-sensory garden is to be created at a Bolton care home following a successful funding bid.

Lever Edge Care Home, in Great Lever, was awarded £6,100 by Bolton Council as part of the Bolton Transformation Fund.

The money will be used to create a colourful, edible garden with installations to stimulate both sight, sound and smell.

The garden is located at the front of the care home and will be open to the community – with schools and other groups invited visit.

Fruit trees, herbs, peas and tomatoes are just some of the produce the care home is hoping to grow with local help.

Anyone who participates in helping to maintain the garden will have the opportunity to harvest the crops for their use.