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Care Home in Staffordshire is rated as Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

13 July 2015
Lawton Rise Care Home
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The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Lawton Rise Care Home in Goldenhill, Stoke-on-Trent to be Outstanding following an inspection carried out in March.

Lawton Rise Care Home is registered to provide accommodation and nursing care for up to 62 people. People who used the service are living with dementia.

Inspectors found staff were caring and compassionate and people were being provided with safe, responsive, caring, effective and well led care. A full report of the inspection has been published today.

Under CQC’s new programme of inspections, all adult social care services are being given a rating according to whether they are safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led.

The report on Lawton Rise Care Home highlights innovative and creative practice used by staff and a clear commitment by managers to continually improve. All of the people receiving care inspectors spoke with were highly complementary about the care and treatment provided and there was a very positive atmosphere within the home.

The registered manager and provider regularly assessed and monitored the quality of care to ensure national and local standards were met and maintained. Continual improvements to care provision were made and the service was committed to delivering high quality care.

Sue Howard, Deputy Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care in CQC’s Central region, said:

“We found that people living at this home and their relatives were overwhelmingly positive about the quality of their care.

“Inspectors found many examples of the home’s management implementing innovative approaches to ensure care was delivered to a high standard.

“These included all staff receiving regular training that provided them with the knowledge and skills to meet people’s needs in an effective and individualised manner. Dementia training was also offered to people’s relatives to help them to understand the condition.

“We were impressed by the overall environment at the home; people could move around freely and there was a parlour room, pub and outside space that people could access. These areas were also used to enable people to participate in social events.”

Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, said:

“The quality of care which our inspectors found here was exceptional and I am very pleased that we can celebrate the home’s achievements.

“An outstanding service is the result of a tremendous amount of hard work and commitment. I would like to thank and congratulate everyone involved.”


For further information please contact Regional Engagement Officer, Helen Gildersleeve on 0191 2333379. Or call the CQC press office on 020 7448 9401 during office hours or out of hours on 07789 876508. For general enquiries, call 03000 61 61 61.

Last updated:
29 May 2017

Notes to editors

CQC has published a full report about Lawton Rise Care Home.

Since 1 April, providers have been required to display their ratings on their premises and on their websites so that the public can see their rating quickly and easily. See further information on the requirement for providers to prominently display their CQC ratings.

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.