Care home looks forward to welcoming CQC chief

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NCHOD_2014_1The owner of a small care home says he is looking forward to welcoming CQC chief Andrea Sutcliffe as part of a national celebration for the sector.

Mike Padgham says the chance to show the chief inspector of Adult Social Care at the Care Quality Commission the challenges facing smaller providers is one “not to be missed”.

He will welcome Mrs Sutcliffe to the home, St Cecilia’s in Scarborough, as hundreds of homes across the country celebrate National Care Home Open Day on Friday 19th June.

Mr Padgham said: “We are delighted that Andrea Sutcliffe has agreed to join us for part of National Care Home Open Day and very much hope she enjoys her visit.

“St Cecilia’s is a small, independently-run care home and I do think it is important that the CQC gets to see the work that is done in smaller homes across the country.

“This country provides care homes of all sizes, to suit all different tastes, and it is very much that diversity that National Care Home Open Day helps us to celebrate.”

The home will also welcome local MP Robert Goodwill and the town’s mayor. It will also have a visit from Oomph! a specialist company that provides exercise for older adults and from local entertainer Sing-along-Steve. In keeping with this year’s theme of The Arts and Valuing Staff, the home has invited a local artist to showcase their work.

St Cecilia’s offers residential care for up to 21 people along with day care services. It specialises in caring for those with dementia and confusion.

It is an award-winning independent, privately-owned care home providing professional, compassionate care in a friendly and welcoming environment.

National Care Home Open Day is a UK-wide initiative encouraging care homes to open their doors to their local communities to both showcase the care provided and to help create links between those homes and their local communities.

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