WCS Care has become the first care provider in England to have five Outstanding homes.
The operator’s Newlands home in Whites Row, Kenilworth, is its latest facility to get the coveted CQC top rating.
Christine Asbury, chief executive for WCS Care, (pictured) said: “In every WCS Care home, our teams always go the extra mile to provide the highest quality care because that is the way we think it should be done.
“We’re delighted that Newlands has become our fifth home in a row to be recognised as outstanding by the CQC – it’s a fantastic achievement for people living and working at Newlands, who are incredibly proud of their home.
“However, we won’t be resting on our laurels – we’re always keen to push the boundaries of innovation and find new ways of responding to the ambitions of residents, so that every day is a day well lived.”
An unofficial race has developed this year between WCS Care and north east based Helen McArdle who became the first care home operator to four Outstandings earlier this year (see Helen McArdle is first to four Outstanding ratings).
Not to be outdone, WCS Care followed Helen McArdle to four shortly afterwards (WCS Care receives fourth Outstanding rating).
WCS Care’s four other Outstanding homes are Mill Green and Dewar Close in Rugby, and Attleborough Grange and Drayton Court in Nuneaton.
This means almost half of the charity’s 12 homes have achieved the highest recognition.
Nationally, only around one in 200 care homes receive the Outstanding status.