A CARE home has received a top report from watchdogs after being rated good.

Hatfield Peverel Bupa Care Home was handed the rating in all areas, including safety, effectiveness and its well-led service, when inspected by the Care Quality Commission.

The home provides personal and specialist dementia care for up to 68 people and at the time of the inspection was caring for 63 residents.

It was praised for the quality of care the well-trained staff provided and the managers’ ability to respond to emerging concerns quickly and thoroughly.

The report gave a special mention of how staff support residents in the “least restrictive way possible” and “with their best interests at heart”. 

Inspectors said the home was quick to resolve any concerns and staff were well-trained in administering medicines.

The report said: “Staff managed and administered medicines in a safe and competent way, ensuring all details were accurately recorded, and they sought people's consent before administering.”

Where safeguarding is concerned, inspectors said people were well-protected from the risk of abuse and that staff were confident with policies to keep residents safe from harm.

One resident's relative echoed this, saying her relation "feels safe, we have got to know the staff, they are all really nice, she feels comfortable with them”.

Another relative commented: "Any problem is always dealt with, staff are caring, and very good. I feel that the home is well managed."

Inspectors also observed there are plenty of staff to meet the needs of residents living at Hatfield Peverel.

The culture created by staff at the home received a glowing review, as "positive, person-centered, open, inclusive, and empowering".

Care home deputy manager Anish Philip said: “The whole team at Hatfield Peverel is absolutely thrilled with the outcome of the inspection.

“To be rated as ‘good’ in all areas really reflects the hard work of our staff, and I know it means a lot to our residents and their families to see that they are in such safe hands.”