Barton care home gets big thumbs up after surprise inspection

Bosses at a care home near Burton have heralded an “outstanding achievement” after a surprise inspection. Barton Cottage, The Cottage Wing, in Short Lane, Barton under Needwood, got a “good” overall rating after a visit from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The inspectors gave the home an “outstanding” rating in the effectiveness category. The CQC report states: “The provider, registered manager and staff worked closely with other professionals to meet people’s needs holistically and to ensure they delivered care in accordance with the best practice. The provider trained and supported staff to meet people’s individuals needs and encouraged them to develop their knowledge and skills. The premises had been improved to promote greater engagement in activities and provide private space for people and their families. Staff sought people’s consent when providing support and people were able to make decisions about their care. People who used the service had the capacity to consent to their care and there were no people being restricted of their liabilty.” The report also found the facility to be “good” for being “safe, caring, responsive and well-led”.