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Care Quality Commission - CQC

Spring is in the air

The residents and staff have been enjoying watching the local wildlife make use of our gardens. The birds have been been visiting and making use of the bird houses that we created last summer.

In February we had a fantastic afternoon of ten pin bowling. Some of our residents had never played before whereas some were pros.

Here are some pictures of our residents enjoying the game.

Outstanding - CQC Awards Lansdowne Care Home

Lansdowne Hill Care Home in Wroughton, Swindon is celebrating after receiving an overall ‘Outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), following an unannounced inspection. 

Under the CQC’s programme of inspections, all adult social care services are given a rating according to whether they are safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led. Outstanding is the highest available rating and is awarded by the CQC to recognise ‘innovative and exceptional care.’  

Outstanding Crecy

The news we were all waiting for “OUTSTANDING”. The full report can be read on the Care Quality Commission Website. Letters of thanks and a little something to celebrate with were handed out to all members of staff by Simon Luckhurst, Operations Manager.

Burstow Commission’s report “Key to Care”

This week saw the publication of the Burstow Commission’s report “Key to Care” on the future of the homecare workforce. This clearly identified the huge challenges and risks for the social care sector in respect of pay, skill and capacity in the workforce, mirroring concerns that Agincare and other providers of social care have been expressing over recent years.

BBC1 Panorama care home abuse

Panorama on BBC1 last night showed the abuse of vulnerable older people living in care homes where filming took place. The reporting of this has once again raised questions about the care provided in care homes, the systems and leadership that allow such practices to go unnoticed and the challenges of ensuring a competent and ,most importantly, caring staff group.

Storm damage at Blenhiem Care home

Hopefully we have seen the last of the storms....our fence was blown over!

CQC publishes their fourth annual report

On 21st November CQC published their 2012/13 annual report which is their analysis on the way people experience health and adult social care in England. The findings are taken from more than 35,000 inspections, which considers how care is delivered in hospitals, care homes, dental surgeries and in the community, for the period from April 2012 to March 2013.

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