A NURSING home in Weaverham has been rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission.

Church Lane, in Church Lane, was inspected over two days on August 31 and September 4, 2017.

The service provides accommodation for people who require nursing or personal care and learning disabilities.

Following the inspection the CQC rated the service Good in all of the five key areas: safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led.

The report said staff knew how to keep people safe from harm, how to keep the service clean and how to give people their medicine safely.

“We saw that people were asked if they agreed with decisions about their care,” the report said.

“Staff talked to other professionals to make sure people got help when they needed it.”

The report said that people using the service were able to choose what activities they wanted to do and were always helped to keep in touch with their families.

Staff were praised for keeping good records about people and what they liked or disliked

Staff had meetings every month to talk about how things at the service could improve and are supported to learn and receive training. The registered manager was also praised.

The inspector’s report said: “We observed the care and support to the people who used the service and spoke with their relatives following the inspection.

“We viewed two people’s records relating to their care, support and medication. We spoke with six staff during the inspection.

“We looked for a variety of records which related to the management of the service such as policies and procedures, five staff files, training records and quality audits”

The health watchdog did not ask not ask Church Lane to make any changes to its service.