Preston care home celebrates after completing a ‘quadruple’ with its latest CQC rating


Belmont care home is celebrating after completing a ‘quadruple’ with its latest ‘Good’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The Preston-based home, on Inglewhite Road, Longridge, was deemed ‘Good’ in all categories by the independent regulator, having previously received praise at each of its last three inspections. The CQC judges a care facility on its safety, effectiveness, level of care, responsiveness and leadership.


Comments in the report from the inspector, as well as residents and their family members, included: “I feel like we’ve come home. I’m so pleased with everything here; I can’t fault it at all,” “I think they’re lovely and happy to see my mum,” and “”It is a special place and we all get on very well and help each other”


“People who lived at the home told us they were encouraged to participate in activities of their choice and a range of activities that had been organised,” and ”Staff maintained people’s privacy and dignity throughout our visit. For example, we saw staff knocked on people’s bedroom doors before entering.”


Vicky Poulton, Home Manager at Belmont, said: “We are delighted to have received another positive inspection, but won’t be resting on our laurels and are always looking at ways to improve. The comments from the CQC, as well as our residents and their family members, are very humbling and testament to the hard work of our caring team.


“Our number one priority is the care of our residents and hopefully we will continue to be recognised for this in the future.”


Andrew Bradley-Gibbons, Regional Manager for the North West, said: “This is a fantastic result for Belmont, and it is a reflection on how hard Vicky and the staff are working. The whole team is dedicated to making sure residents feel safe and comfortable at the home, and this recognition proves what a great job they are doing.”


Belmont forms part of Larchwood Care and provides nursing care for up to 43 older people.


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