Beech Hall in Leeds becomes Anchor Hanover’s 10th Outstanding care home

Beech Hall

Beech Hall in Armley, Leeds has become the 10th Anchor Hanover care home to achieve CQC Outstanding.

The residential care home, which provides care for up to 64 elderly people, joined the top 4% of adult social care services following an inspection in January.

Care Home Manager, Victoria Gudgin, said: “This has been an entire team effort and I am happy that the report has recognised our hard work, dedication and commitment to delivering a high quality of care.

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“We are very passionate about the lives and interests of our residents and we actively seek out activities that are inclusive, supporting people to develop and maintain relationships to avoid social isolation.

“We are extremely proud that we are a care home that is innovative and one which other care homes can learn from.

“Beech Hall will continue to be a home with strong local community links, where residents want to live and where staff enjoy coming to work each day.”

Alongside its exceptional levels of care, the home was commended for its strong links with the local community with residents developing friendships and undertaking meaningful activity with people from outside the home.

Activities singled out for praise included the weekly Blue Light Breakfast, where people from the emergency services come into the home for an informal conversation, and Spare Chair Sunday, where local older people join residents for Sunday lunch. Further events with the local community include a weekly knitting group.

The home was also praised for working with young people from the Prince’s Trust on painting equipment and garden furniture and for its use of social media to engage with the community.

Ninety year old resident, Joyce Booth, said: “The staff are amazing. It is a lovely atmosphere. Every day is enjoyable, full of meaningful activities and trips. It is also nice to make new friends and meet young people, sharing interests and talking about our different life experience.”

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