A CARE home in Weaverham has been rated ‘good’ following an inspection by CQC.

Gleavewood Residential Care Home achieved the rating for safety, effectiveness, how caring the service is, how responsive it is and the leadership.

The inspector said: “Staff had guidance about how to respect people's rights and keep them safe from harm.

“This included clear systems on protecting people from abuse. Records confirmed staff had received safeguarding training as part of their essential training and this was refreshed regularly.

“Staff took appropriate action following accidents and incidents to ensure people's safety and this was recorded.

“We saw specific details and any follow up action to prevent a re-occurrence was recorded, and any subsequent action was shared and analysed to look for any trends or patterns.”

The inspector also praised the way the staff care for the residents.

The inspector said: “People were supported with kindness and compassion. People told us caring relationships had developed with staff who supported them.

“Everyone we spoke with thought they were well cared for and treated with respect and dignity, and had their independence promoted.

“Staff recognised that dignity in care also involved providing people with choice and control. We observed people being given a variety of choices of what they would like to do and where they would like to spend time.

“People were empowered to make their own decisions. People told us they that they were free to do very much what they wanted throughout the day.”