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Three care homes now rated outstanding by CQC


19 May 2015

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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated the quality of care provided by two care homes in Kent and one in Cornwall to be outstanding.

In Kent, Hale Place Garden Lodge and Hale Place Farmhouse, both run by Hale Place Care Homes Limited and located in Tonbridge Kent, have been rated outstanding after recent inspections. In Cornwall, care provided by Cornwall Old People's Housing Society Limited at Perran Bay Care Home was also rated as outstanding.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated the quality of care provided by two care homes in Kent and one in Cornwall to be outstanding.

In Kent, Hale Place Garden Lodge and Hale Place Farmhouse, both run by Hale Place Care Homes Limited and located in Tonbridge Kent, have been rated outstanding after recent inspections. In Cornwall, care provided by Cornwall Old People's Housing Society Limited at Perran Bay Care Home was also rated as outstanding.

Hale Place Garden Lodge is a service providing residential care for three older people and Hale Place Farmhouse is a service that offers accommodation for ten older people, both services are for people living with dementia. These are the first care services in Kent to receive the outstanding.

Speaking about the reports of these two places Adrian Hughes, Deputy Chief Inspector for Adult Social Care in the South, said: “What really impressed me in reading the inspection report and speaking with those involved in the inspection about this service was the level of personalised support that people received, from staff who had the right skills and who treated people with kindness, compassion and dignity.”

The care home at Perranporth provides accommodation for up to 42 people, and is one of the first care services in the South West to be judged as outstanding under CQC’s new approach.

Hughes said: “What makes Perran Bay care home special is its extremely strong links to the local community. It is at the centre of the village, it is the largest local employer and the whole community interacts with it. In return Perran Bay offers work experience, apprenticeships, hosts community events, and supports local businesses. It is a credit to the whole community and a great example to care homes everywhere."

The reports from the Kent care homes are available here

The report from Perran Bay is available here

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