A care home where residents live "like a family" is celebrating success after a glowing inspection by the healthcare watchdog.

Kingarth care home in Radcliffe was awarded an overall rating of "outstanding" by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following a review in July last year.

The New Road facility provides accommodation for up to seven men over the age of 18 and specialises in the care of people with learning disabilities, autism, and mental health support needs.

Inspectors found that Kingarth, which is managed by care provider Consensus Support, scored "outstanding" in four out of the five areas in which it was inspected, including safety, care, and leadership.

The report said: “People were extremely well supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible and in their best interests; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice.

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"Staff focused on people's strengths and promoted what they could do so people had a fulfilling and meaningful everyday life.”

Inspectors also heard praise for the facility from residents who said they "trusted" the staffed there and felt they could "speak up for themselves".

The report added: “Staff ensured a personalised approach that enabled safeguarding to be done with, not to, people.

"For example, people were encouraged and supported to participate in safeguarding learning and easy-understand information was provided to everyone."

The report also praised the quality of leadership at Kingarth who are "visible, approachable and took a genuine interest in what people had to say".

The report said: “The registered manager worked hard to instil a culture of care in which staff truly valued, and promoted people's individuality, protected their rights, and enabled them to develop and flourish.

“Comments included, ‘We're like a family here, sometimes we can disagree, but everyone is supportive of each other.’”

Consensus managing director Katy Preedy said: “We are thrilled with the recent CQC inspection results for Kingarth, which highlights the exceptional care provided by our dedicated team.

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“Their commitment to making a real and positive difference in the lives of those we support is truly commendable.

"We extend our gratitude to every individual for their daily contributions in making Kingarth an exceptional place to live.

“The outstanding outcomes achieved by those who live at Kingarth fills us with immense pride, and it is fantastic to see these showcased within the report.

"We look forward to continuing to celebrate their ongoing successes together.

“We are grateful for this recognition of our team’s hard work and dedication.

“As both a service and a provider, we remain focused on our commitment to empowering the people we support to achieve their goals, gain newfound independence, and lead fulfilling lives.”