CQC gives green light for West Yorkshire care home


Rastrick Hall & Grange has received a positive Care Quality Commission (CQC) report, which records the home as overall GOOD, this in addition to being an Orchard Care Centre for Activity Excellence.

With easy links to Halifax and Huddersfield, Rastrick Hall & Grange is a modern home specialising in the care of older people, with the Hall providing 24-hour residential care for 40 residents, and the Grange providing additional dementia care to 39 residents.

Representatives from CQC undertook unannounced visits to the home on 10 and 11 May 2017, and the report has rated the home overall good for being safe, caring, well-led and responsive.

 It was remarked how clean, comfortable and well-groomed the residents were, and how clean and well-maintained the home is. Relatives praised the staff and described them as being kind, caring and considerate.

Ratings are given based on observations of the home by the unannounced CQC team, and on conversations with staff, residents and their relatives. The report is part of CQC’s programme of inspections.

Comments in the report include;

“It’s a really good home. The staff know what they’re doing and report things promptly.”


“We’re very happy with everything.”


“The staff here are vigilant and skilled in caring for people with dementia. Without a doubt people are kept safe.”


“There’s a choice of different food, plenty of variety.


“We do lots of different things…The activities are very good.”

Joanne Davy, Home Manager, said; “We are definitely delighted to see this outcome from our recent report. There is such a hard-working and dedicated mentality from the staff here, who pitch in with everything, whether it’s their job or not. It feels like the report gives recognition to this, and we are very proud.

“It’s definitely a credit to the staff, and I have seen an extra spring in their step since the report came through.”

Tracey Tomlinson, Commercial Director, Orchard Care Homes, says “Residents who live at Rastrick Hall & Grange have a lovely community here, and a very strong network of support staff. The home was recently awarded a Centre of Activity Excellence by the Group, and the Activity Coordinators have also previously been recognised. The report observed that the staff work well together and we are delighted for them as they continue to live and promote the Orchard Care Homes’ values.”



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