Two Burnham-on-Sea care homes given ‘good’ rating from CQC

PUBLISHED: 14:00 14 January 2017

Care Quality Commission.

Care Quality Commission.


Two Somerset care homes have been rated as ‘good’ in every inspection category by a healthcare watchdog.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published reports of its inspections into Stafford Lodge and Apple Tree House, both in Berrow Road, Burnham.

The two homes, which are owned by Homes Caring For Autism, were measured for their safety and effectiveness.

The CQC praised the homes for their well-trained, attentive and organised staff.

In the Stafford Lodge report it said: “People enjoyed pleasant interactions with staff which demonstrated people felt comfortable in their presence.”

Inspectors spoke to families of service users and found they were very complimentary.

One relative told inspectors: ‘There is a family ethos, they do not just provide care, they understand and that is really fundamental’.

Richard Smith, managing director of Homes Caring For Autism, said: “Feedback like this is hugely appreciated and is a real testament to the hard work and commitment of our dedicated staff teams.”

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