Littleborough care home rated ‘Good’ following unannounced inspection

Date published: 17 January 2020

Stansfield Hall Care Home in Littleborough has received an overall rating of ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) after an unannounced inspection in October last year.

The residential home on Temple Lane, Littleborough that cares for adults aged 65+ was marked as ‘Good’ overall by the national healthcare watchdog in the five domains of being safe; effective; caring; responsive to people's needs; and well-led.

The home was individually marked as Good in all areas apart from effectiveness, which was marked ‘Outstanding’. The inspector described the service as ‘exceptionally effective’.

Stansfield Hall Care Home is a large detached property in its own grounds, surrounded by open countryside. The service provides accommodation and personal care for up to 22 older people, some of whom are living with dementia, and at the time of inspection there were 17 people living at the home.

The report published in December by the independent regulator said, ‘staff were extremely vigilant to all aspects of people's healthcare needs and had helped to maintain people's good health’. People living there also ‘felt safe and secure’ as staff provide ‘high quality care and remained up to date with good practice’.

The CQC report further described how residents are ‘respected as individuals' and are responded to ‘in a very person-centred way’ as 'staff had a really sound knowledge of the people they supported'.

‘The service was extremely sensitive to people's needs at the end of their lives’ and ‘was well led by a management team who were highly involved in the day to day running of the service’.

Concluding the report, the inspector wrote: 'People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible and in their best interests; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice'.


Stansfield Hall Care Home
Stansfield Hall Care Home


Ruth Shore, registered manager at Stansfield Hall, said: “I would like to thank all our staff for their continued dedication to their role. I am very proud of this outstanding achievement.”

Deputy manager, Jamie Lee Aughey, said: “We are absolutely thrilled with our outcome. Our good work, our outstanding effectiveness and amazing care has been recognised. All the team have played their part in going above and beyond in the care they provide for our residents.

“We are delighted with this outcome to our CQC report, which is a testament to the hard work and dedicated care that we have provided over the last twelve months. We have a commitment to providing a continually high standard of care for our residents and as a team we continue to work together to enhance the quality of life to both the residents and their families.

“The inspecting officer was a delight to have and really engaged with staff and residents. I would like to thank him for a wonderful report in recognition of our home’s efforts.

“We have been invited to an award event for our 5* Oral Hygiene award at the end of the month and we plan to gain many more over the coming months.

“We are also looking forward to planning many events over the next 12 months from summer to Christmas fayres and would like to invite people to join us in all upcoming events.”

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