Reasons to celebrate for Scarborough care home


picture3Scarborough care home St Cecilia’s has good reason to join in with the “celebration” theme of this year’s National Care Home Open Day on 17th June.

The home, on Stepney Road, Scarborough has just learned that it has achieved an across the board “good” score at its latest inspection.

So when it throws open its doors for the open day, managers and staff will have more reason than most to take up this year’s celebration theme.

The home is expecting a visit from the Mayor along with entertainment, including a session run by the SJT OutReach team during the open day.

Acting Care Home Manager Donna Henderson said: “For us the day will be an opportunity to celebrate the lives of our residents, the care that we offer them and the wonderful work carried out every day by our unsung heroes – our staff.

“Above all, it will be a celebration of older and vulnerable adults enjoying a wonderful quality of life thanks to the commitment and dedication of care homes all over the country.

It is a chance to throw open our doors and welcome the local community to visit us and to learn more about care adults provided by homes like ours.”

picture_aThe home received an unannounced inspection by the Care Quality Commission in February and the regulator has published its report.

It shows that across all the CQC’s criteria, which are: safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led, the home was marked as “good”. This gave the home an overall score of “good”.

Part of the regulator’s report says: “We saw staff treated people with dignity, respect and kindness. Staff were knowledgeable about people’s needs, likes, interests and preferences. There was a warm and friendly atmosphere in the home. People looked well cared for and had good relationships with staff.”

Managing Director Mike Padgham added: “We are very pleased with the outcome of the CQC inspection and pleased with a “good” rating. The inspection came during a period of great pressure and financial restraint within social care nationally and in a period of change at St Cecilia’s and so it is a fantastic effort by all the team to achieve this rating at this time, and we are very grateful to them for all their hard work and for all the excellent support we get from our clients’ families and the local community.

“We never rest on our laurels and will look to build on this in the future and make further improvements.”



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