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30 Sunnyfield, Pontefract rated Outstanding by Care Quality Commission

25 August 2017
30 Sunnyfield
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  • Care homes with nursing

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found the quality of care provided by 30 Sunnyfield, Pontefract to be Outstanding following an inspection in August 2017.

30 Sunnyfield provides care for up to three people who have a learning disability based in Pontefract, West Yorkshire. The service was rated good for being safe, effective and caring and outstanding for being responsive and well-led.

Some of the features of the inspection included:

Medicines were managed safely and people received their medicines as prescribed. In addition risks to people's health and safety were assessed and clear and detailed risk assessments had been put in place. Staff understood how to keep people safe and how to identify or raise any concerns.

People inspectors spoke with said they felt comfortable and safe living in the home.

Staff had received training in safeguarding vulnerable adults and had a good understanding of how to identify and act on any allegations of abuse. Information on how to raise concerns was situated throughout the premises to remind staff on the procedure to follow.

A full report of the inspection has been published on our website.

Debbie Westhead, Deputy Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, said:

“I was encouraged to learn that the management team were highly visible and known to people who used the service. People and staff all said the service was well led and that morale was good. A range of audits and checks were undertaken by management to help continuously improve the service. People's feedback was regularly sought and used to help make improvements."

“The manner in which the service engaged with its local community was exemplary. It took a key role in the local community, empowering people to become involved in local events and activities. People were enabled to undertake voluntary work and encouraged to develop friendships with others. People had access to an exceptional range of activities and the service helped people achieve their goals, aspirations and dreams."

“The service was exceptionally well led. Feedback about the service from people, staff and health professionals was outstanding, describing the service in the best possible terms. There was a highly person centred culture within the service with people put at the heart of everything the service did."

“We looked around the premises and found it was safely managed and suitable for its purpose. Each person had a suitable amount of communal and private space in which they could spend time. It is for these reasons and many more that we have rated 30 Sunnyfield as Outstanding.”


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Last updated:
23 August 2017

Notes to editors

To get to the heart of people’s experiences of care, we always ask the following five questions of services.

  • Are they safe?
  • Are they effective?
  • Are they caring?
  • Are they responsive to people’s needs?
  • Are they well-led?
Providers are required by law to display their ratings on their premises and on their websites so that the public can see their rating quickly and easily. This should be done within 21 days of publication of their inspection report.

About the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and social care in England.

We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage care services to improve.

We monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and we publish what we find to help people choose care.