Achieving CQC Outstanding ratings for half of WCS Care’s services may have been unintentional; what was absolutely intentional, however, was the visionary leadership that transformed WCS Care into the creative care provider that the sector wants to emulate.
CQC ratings are only one measure of achievement but Kay Summerill has presided over WCS Care achieving an unprecedented six (50% of services).
Anyone can have ideas and be innovative; success is making concepts stick, which is what Ed has achieved, and the CQC – and indeed the whole care sector - has recognised. Strong systems and processes are important too, and Ed has created a comprehensive set of systems which underpin outcomes across WCS.
WCS Care has been announced as a finalist in the Charity Times Awards which celebrate best practice in the UK charity and not-for-profit sector.
WCS Care has introduced the ‘world’s first specifically devised therapy table tennis table’ to its homes to help improve the lives of older people and people living with dementia.
Residents and staff at Drovers House in Rugby are celebrating becoming the sixth WCS Care home to be rated Outstanding by the CQC.
Wearable technology was the future of technology in the care home sector, according to WCS Care Director of Innovation and Delivery Ed Russell.
Leading Outstanding care home operator WCS Care has officially opened an Innovation Hub designed to share best practice with other health and care providers.
With five of its 13 care homes rated Outstanding, WCS Care enjoys a strike rate of more than one in three, compared with the overall 1% national rate. Care Home Professional went to the recently opened £10.5m Castle Brook care home to talk to CEO Christine Asbury to find out what makes WCS Care so different.