Third Oxfordshire care home rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

Oxfordshire now has three care homes that are rated as “Outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission for the very first time .

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found the quality of care provided by Cleeve Lodge in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire to be Outstanding following an inspection in September 2016.

Inspectors rated Cleeve Lodge, Outstanding for being responsive to people’s needs and well-led and Good for being safe, effective and caring.

The full inspection report can be found at: http://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-1826327548

Cleeve Lodge’s success follows on from “Outstanding” ratings for two other Oxfordshire care homes earlier this year. Vale House in Sandford, and The Grange in Stanford in the Vale.

Deborah Ivanova, The CQC’s Deputy Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, said: “Cleeve Lodge was exceptionally well-led, and this was clearly demonstrated through their passion for providing care that valued and treated people as individuals and enabled them to live full and active lives.

“We were pleased to see that the provider promoted an open and honest culture with people clearly at the heart of the service

Councillor Judith Heathcoat, Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care said: “Although Oxfordshire County Council has not directly run any care homes for adults since 2001 we clearly place people in such homes and it is in everybody in Oxfordshire’s interests to know that standards are high in the private sector.

“It is therefore good news that for the first time we’ve three care homes rated “Outstanding” by CQC – and I hope this is the start of many more to come."