‘Delight’ as Highbridge care home praised by health watchdog

PUBLISHED: 11:00 22 January 2017

Care Quality Commission

Care Quality Commission


A Highbridge care home has been praised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in its latest inspection, with its staff being described as ‘kind and respectful’.

The Lodge, in Huntspill Road, has been rated as ‘good’ in all areas, something which has ‘delighted’ manager Emma Wood and her colleagues.

She said: “We are all absolutely delighted. It is lovely to hear that the residents enjoy living at The Lodge and to see the staff’s passion, care and commitment reflected by CQC.

“Our team will continue to do our utmost to support the residents.”

The care home provides support for people with autism, mental health problems and learning disabilities and inspectors were impressed with the staff, who encourage residents to take part in hobbies.

The report said: “Staff helped one person to check football results and taught them how to find them online.

“Staff have organised trips for residents to go bowling, swimming, to the cinema and to meet friends. Some residents are supported to do voluntary work, and others are encouraged to attend college.”

Inspectors also spoke to residents’ families with one relative saying the home is ‘perfect’.

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