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CQC inspectors publish reports on 38 adult social care services in the North of England

14 April 2015
  • Media

In the past week the Care Quality Commission has published a further 38 reports on the quality of care provided by adult social care services across the North that have been inspected under its new approach.

Following recent inspections, 24 of these services have been rated as Good, 13 have been rated Requires Improvement and one has been rated Inadequate.

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

Debbie Westhead, CQC's Deputy Chief Inspector for Adult Social Care in the North, said:

"People are entitled to services which provide safe, effective, compassionate and high quality care. If that is what we find on inspection - we give the service a rating of Good, or Outstanding.

"If we find that a service requires improvement, we will expect them to provide us with a full plan setting out how they will address the issue. We will share our findings with local commissioners, and we will return in due course to check that they have made the required improvements.

"Whenever we find a service to be Inadequate, we will consider taking further action on behalf of the people who use the service."

Full reports on all 38 inspections are available on this website.

Adult Social Care services by local authority area and rating:


  • Max Potential, Bolton
  • Strathmore Nursing Home, Bolton
  • The Willows, Cheshire East
  • Woodlands, Cheshire East
  • Bridge House, Cheshire West and Chester
  • Daneside Court Nursing Home, Cheshire West and Chester
  • Age Concern Doncaster, Doncaster
  • Rossmore Nursing Home, Kingston upon Hull, City of
  • National Autistic Society - Prospect House, Lancashire
  • Veedale, Lancashire
  • Autumn Lodge Residential Home, Liverpool
  • Chorlton Place Nursing Home, Manchester
  • Hemlington Hall, Middlesbrough
  • Ascot House - Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire
  • Granby Rose SDU, North Yorkshire
  • Sunnyborough, North Yorkshire
  • Whitby Court Care Home, North Yorkshire
  • The Mews, Northumberland
  • Amadeus, Salford
  • St Luke's Hospice, Sheffield
  • Cedric House EMI Residential Care Home, St. Helens
  • London and Manchester Healthcare Limited, Warrington
  • The Old Rectory Grappenhall Limited, Warrington
  • Three Elms, Warrington

Requires improvement

  • Wingates Residential Home, Bolton
  • Caremark (Cheshire North East), Cheshire East
  • Newlands, Cumbria
  • Kibblesworth, Gateshead
  • Cleveland House Nursing Home, Kirklees
  • Preston Private, Lancashire
  • Oak Tree Lodge, Leeds
  • Heath Cottage, Salford
  • Swinton Hall Nursing Home Limited, Salford
  • Bluebird Care Sefton, Sefton
  • Hawthorne Lodge Residential Care Home, Sefton
  • Tree Tops Residential Home, St. Helens
  • Keate House Residential Home Limited, Warrington


  • Ackworth House Nursing Home, North Yorkshire


For further information please contact CQC Regional Engagement Manager Kirstin Hannaford on 0191 233 3629. Alternatively, the CQC press office can be contacted on 0207 448 9401 or out of hours on 07789 876508.

Last updated:
29 May 2017

Notes to editors

In October 2014, CQC began to roll out its new inspection regime for adult social care services across England, using specialist teams who will inspect and rate services against what matters to the people who use them. For further information, please visit 'Making the 'Mum test' real'.

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 upcoming 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.