Cheltenham care home invites locals in to celebrate CQC rating


Whittington House nursing home in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, is hoping friends, family and the general public will come along to the Whittington House Open Day on Saturday, May 20th.

The day has been planned to celebrate the good rating which the home has been awarded from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and show off the recent refurbishment carried out at the Whittington Road home.

The home – which was taken over by Caring Homes last year and provides residential and nursing care for up to 66 people who have nursing needs – was rated as providing a ‘good’ overall care service in the inspection which took place in February.

Mayor of Cheltenham Councillor Klara Sudbury will be attending the event, which runs from 11am until 4pm, in one of her first official duties after the annual mayor making.

Following a tour of the home, which has recently had many of the communal areas refurbished, the mayor will judge the Whittington in Bloom competition which has involved teams of residents, colleagues and relatives in creating beautiful raised beds for the Whittington House gardens. There will be brass band music as well as a cake stall, and a raffle.

Activities co-ordinator Jo Cann who has been organising the event with fellow activities co-ordinator Jenny Spencer and home manager Lyndsay Dixon said:  “We have been getting the residents involved in planning the day and they will also be making batches of cakes for the cake stall. We hope lots of people will come along and see us and are keeping our fingers crossed for some good weather.”

In the recent CQC inspection the home was praised for the friendly and respectful staff who knew the residents well. Dignity and privacy were seen to be valued and residents said they felt relaxed, comfortable and safe.


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