A pioneering care home that recently provided a nude life drawing class for its residents has been rated Outstanding by the CQC.
Rick Mayne, home manager at Sherwood Grange, said: “We are over the moon to have been given our Outstanding result. Everyone has put in a lot of hard work to ensure we offer a home-from-home to all the residents and their families, and the whole team are really proud of their achievements.
“Everything we do is for the residents and my only aim is to make their home a wonderful place to live, which also makes it a wonderful place to work. We can’t wait to properly celebrate the result with all the residents and their friends and family.”
The home was praised by the CQC for tailoring its care to meet the needs of individuals. Inspectors observed very well attended exercise and music classes which were vibrant and inclusive events with everyone joining in and thoroughly enjoying themselves, including residents with varying types and levels of dementia. One resident commented: “Nobody is ever left out.”
Among its group activities, the home also recently organised a trip to France.
Alison Murray, Head of Adult Social Care Inspection in London, said: “I was particularly impressed with the wide range of activities available to people at Sherwood Grange, and I congratulate the leadership team and all the staff that have worked hard to achieve continued advancement.”