A CARE Home has been rated as good in its latest Care Quality Commission (CQC) report.

Kingarth residential home in New Road, Radcliffe, which cares for adults under the age of 65 with learning disabilities and mental health conditions, was rated good in all areas except leadership of services.

The inspection took place as a follow-up to the 2016 inspection, which found that the leadership of services required improvement and staff were told that they must introduce a quality assurance review to gain feedback from people who use their service, their relatives and health and social care professionals.

The recent inspection found that the care home had introduced an online quality assurance. However, only two people had responded to the survey, which did not provide enough information to inspectors and therefore remains as requiring improvement.

As with previous inspections, Kingarth was rated as ‘good’ for being caring. The home was the winner of specialist care provider award for the work they had undertaken to support people with learning disabilities and additional needs.

Inspectors found that people spoke positively about the support they received from members of staff.

They described the atmosphere as calm, relaxed and friendly.

The national watchdog found that people who used the service were encouraged and supported in maintaining links with family and friends and that staff were able to demonstrate they had a good understanding of the care and support people required.

The care home was found to be effective in providing a thorough assessment before agreeing that a person is able to move into Kingarth involving the person, their family and a range of health and social care professionals.