OSJCT care home celebrates CQC Outstanding

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Gregory House care home in Grantham, Lincolnshire has been rated Outstanding by the CQC.

The home, which is run by The Orders of St John Care Trust, joins the 2% of adult social care services with the top CQC rating.

Tracy Turfrey, Home Manager at Gregory House, said: “The team at Gregory House is extremely proud of our Outstanding achievement. It reflects a huge cumulative effort from all who work here, along with families, outside agencies, our wonderful volunteers, and the local community.

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“We are very passionate about our roles and the care we give, and work hard to ensure that the residents enjoy their time here. The people at Gregory House are what makes it Outstanding.”

The CQC described Tracy as “inspiring and dedicated to providing care which met the highest of standards”.

The report applauded employees’ dedication to getting to know the people they supported and responding to their needs and preferences, commenting: “staff were encouraged and enabled to work creatively which achieved consistently outstanding outcomes for the people receiving care”.

Residents were enthusiastic about Gregory House. One said: “I love living here! I am really happy – I should have moved here sooner.”

Dan Hayes, Chief Executive, The Orders of St John Care Trust, said: “We’re all incredibly proud to be a part of Gregory House’s Outstanding achievement. Anyone who reads the report will see that the home is central to the community around it, and that my colleagues there take an active interest in the whole life of the residents they care for and not just their care needs.

“People working in social care achieve the most wonderful things, and they deserve far more credit than they get. We employ some amazing people at Gregory House and the credit for this result is all theirs.”

To read the report click here.

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