Suffolk care home celebrates CQC Outstanding rating

Staff and residents at County Care Homes’ St Peter’s House are celebrating after being rated Outstanding by the CQC.

The home in Bury St Edmonds, which provides residential and nursing care for up to 66 people, was rated Outstanding in the Caring and Responsive categories following an inspection in September.

Registered Manager Alastair Rayner said: “We are extremely proud of our team and are very lucky to lead a group of dedicated staff who work tirelessly for the benefit of our resident guests.

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“We pride ourselves in providing a warm, loving and caring environment for our guests and their families who are living with dementia.”

The CQC praised the service’s “exceptional, compassionate care” and highlighted its wide array of social events.

The report said: “A great strength of the service was people had the opportunity to take part in a number of social events and activities based on their preferences. Activities were innovative and involved all areas of the staff team, including the catering team.

“There were strong links to the local community, people had the opportunity to meet and engage with people of varying ages such as college students and nursery school children.”

Services provided by the home include special one to one sessions in activities of resident’s choice.

Residents are also taken on outings in the warmer months and are encouraged to work in the home’s garden.

St. Peter’s House was awarded the Bury in Bloom award for best resident involvement and overall winners 2017.

To read the report, click here.

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