Tag : Care Home

New independent living scheme opens in Yorkshire

A new extra care scheme in Helmsley, North Yorkshire, has welcomed its first residents. Bransdale View was built by Housing 21 in partnership with Ryedale District Council and North Yorkshire County Council as a positive alternative to residential care. The property is designed to offer independent living for people over the age of 55 with access to on-site care for those who need it. Residents are able to live in their own apartments and remain part of the community as a result of the scheme’s communal facilities, which includes a café bistro, hair salon, communal lounge and hobby room. The apartments at the property are available for affordable rent and shared ownership.

North Lincolnshire care home rated among the best in the country

A Brigg care home has been ranked in the top three per cent in the country after being rated as Outstanding by inspectors. Health watchdog the Care Quality Commission praised the Orchard Court home for the dedication of its staff and the safe environment it offers to its 29 residents. An unannounced inspection was carried out in September 2018 and the home was given the maximum overall rating of Outstanding. In their report, inspectors said staff at the home were “extremely attentive and went the extra mile to ensure people’s lives were fulfilling and meaningful”.

Leicester care home rated Outstanding

Diamond House in Leicester has been rated Outstanding by the CQC. The service provides care and support for up to 44 older people, the majority of whom are living with dementia. Rob Assall-Marsden, CQC’s Head of Inspection for Adult Social Care in the central region, said: “People felt safe, staff were trained in how to protect people from abuse and knew what to do if they were concerned about the welfare of anyone using the service. People were encouraged to make decisions about their lives and care plans provided information for staff telling them what support people required to ensure their independence.” Service users and their relatives were very complimentary about the food provided by Diamond House and meal times were found to be a social affair enjoyed in a calm and relaxed environment. The home had been decorated and adapted to meet the needs of people living with dementia. People were encouraged to take part in activities and perform tasks which provided them with reassurance and a sense of purpose. The home’s garden was accessible and provided stimulation and interest and was used by people to relax and take part in activities. Well done Diamond House!