Care England has helped to establish a group of care home operators that have been rated as Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.
Fewer than one percent of care homes achieve the top rating from the CQC, making the Outstanding group a highly select collective.
Professor Martin Green, chief executive of trade association Care England, told Care Home Professional that the group has been set up with two clear objectives. The first is to support each other to maintain the rating and the second is to support other services who want to improve and who aspire to achieving good or outstanding from CQC.
The group had its first meeting in April, and discovered shared core values that appear to help the Outstanding homes succeed.
“The key message that has come out of this for me is the similarity between all the services, whether they are for older people or people with learning disabilities, they all strive to put residents needs a at the centre of everything they do and they are very open and listening in the culture of their organisations,” said Mr Green.