DAVENHAM Hall Care Home has retained its ‘good’ rating following a recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The CQC – a watchdog for care facilities across the UK – carried out its routine unannounced inspection over two dates in September and October.

A report noted how ‘meaningful’ refurbishment work had helped improve dementia services, and how staff had a ‘genuine motivation’ to deliver care in a ‘person-centred way’.

Published earlier this month, it found that the service was ‘good’ – the second highest available rating – across all five criteria, being safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led.

The report said: “The atmosphere within Davenham Hall was calm and homely.

“The management team and staff had developed strong, familiar and positive relationships with people and family members.

“People told us they felt safe living at the service and family members were confident their relatives were kept safe.”

The home includes Davenham Hall itself and a separate unit named The Barns, provides care for people living with dementia.

In total, there are 62 rooms at the grade II-listed facility off London Road, south-east of the village centre.