DEDICATED carers at a Newbury care home are celebrating after receiving high praise from healthcare watchdogs.

Winchcombe Place care home was rated as 'Good' in all areas by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), with special mentions for the quality of responsiveness and safety at the Maple Crescent centre.

Inspectors noted the quality of care given to residents and praised staff for demonstrating dignity and respect at all times.

Cliff Hutchings, home manager at Winchcombe Place, explained: “We strive to create a welcoming home from home feel at Winchcombe Place and I am so pleased our efforts have been recognised by the CQC’s inspectors.

“Everyone here works incredibly hard to support residents with compassionate, person-centred care and to be rated ‘Good’ shows just how committed the team is to making a positive difference to residents’ lives each and every day.

“I am extremely proud of our team and I would like to say thank you for their hard work and dedication, which I know is also greatly appreciated by residents and their families.”

Winchcombe Place provides a range of services from residential, nursing and specialist dementia care, to short term respite and sensitive end of life care.

During the inspection, team members at the home took part in a hobby horse race in the garden, in honour of Royal Ascot.

Team members were found to go above and beyond to make sure residents had the best care, with a number of activities and entertainment on offer.

The report reads: “The team members get to know you, and nothing is too much trouble. They all speak to us in a respectful way and look after our dignity.”

“The management team acknowledged recruitment was challenging but said they were keen to only appoint people suitable for the role.

“Staff who administered medicines received training and regular updates and had their competency reviewed annually.

“The service continued to work to keep people as safe as possible, by the way care was delivered; in terms of health and safety; premises maintenance and the provision of competent staff.”