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Brendoncare Froxfield care home near Marlborough has celebrated being rated ‘outstanding’ by the CQC.

The home, which provides nursing and dementia care for up to 44 people, joins the top 1% of care homes given the top quality rating.

Zoe McCallum, Brendoncare’s chief operating officer, said: “We are immensely proud of the team at Froxfield. Their care, compassion and person-centred approach is truly outstanding and it is wonderful that this has been recognised in the CQC’s latest report.

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“The strong management team at Froxfield has created an environment which is highly responsive to the views of residents, relatives and staff and where the safety and wellbeing of residents is the first priority at all times.”

The CQC said: “We observed staff developed extremely positive caring and compassionate relationships with people.

“People received a high standard of care because all staff were guided by an experienced and committed management team.”

The CQC also commended the home’s emphasis on helping people to eat and drink well, its strong links with healthcare professionals, staff training and compassionate end of life care.

The home is part of The Brendoncare Foundation, a registered charity based in Hampshire which runs 10 care homes across the south of England. Established by influential GP Ronald Gibson, Brendoncare has been caring for older people for over 30 years.

Froxfield is supported by a committed group of volunteers and a ‘League of Friends’, who support with fundraising and organising trips out.

To read the full report, click here.

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