Stockport care home rated ‘outstanding’

Dystlegh Grange in Stockport has been rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission.

The home, which has been run by Brian Robinson for 35 years, provides care for 30 elderly residents.

Brian told Care Home Professional: “It’s a good feeling to have been acknowledged and rewarded for what we have done throughout the years.

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“People make their home here. We are very much part of the local community. Our residents and their families, and local GPs and consultants are all delighted.”

Dystlegh was rated outstanding for being effective and caring and good for being safe, responsive and well-led.

Debbie Westhead, deputy chief inspector of adult social care in the north, said: “What really struck us about this service was how warm staff were towards people using this service. Without exception, people and their relatives spoke extremely highly of staff and their experiences of care at Dystlegh Grange telling us that they do their jobs ‘with love’.”

Continuity is a big part of the success of Dystlegh with principal care manager Joanne Bainbridge and care manager Nicola Christie both having been with the home for more than 30 years.

Inspectors saw that people were fully involved in menu planning, meals were varied and of a high standard, and any special diets were catered for.

To read the full report, click here.

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