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Gloucestershire care service rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

20 November 2017
Bluebird Care (Stroud and Cirencester)
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Bluebird Care (Stroud and Cirencester) in Stroud, Gloucestershire has been rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission following an inspection in June and July 2017.

Inspectors rated the service Outstanding for being caring and responsive to people’s needs and Good for being safe, effective and well led. The overall rating was Outstanding.

Bluebird Care (Stroud and Cirencester) is based in Stroud, Gloucestershire and provides personal care to people living in their homes. At the time of the inspection care was being provided to 37 people.

Deborah Ivanova, Deputy Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, said;

“At its last inspection in March 2015 we rated Bluebird Care (Stroud and Cirencester), Good. It is clear at this inspection the service had worked hard to improve on the feedback from our previous inspection and have now gained an Outstanding rating."

“People were supported and encouraged to maintain their independence so they were able to regain the ability to take part in previous roles, hobbies and interests. The service continuously reviewed and were responsive to peoples changing needs."

“I would like to congratulate all the staff for the work that they do in providing an Outstanding service to the people in their care”

The full inspection report can be found on our website.


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Last updated:
20 November 2017

Notes to editors

There are four ratings that CQC can give to health and social care services: outstanding, good, requires improvement and inadequate.

  • Outstanding - the service is performing exceptionally well.
  • Good - the service is performing well and meeting expectations.
  • Requires improvement - the service isn't performing as well as it should and CQC have told the service how it must improve.
  • Inadequate - the service is performing badly and CQC have taken action against the person or organisation that runs it.

Providers are required by law to display their ratings on their premises and on their website so the public can see them quickly and easily. This should be done within 21 days of the publication of their inspection report.

CQC published a comprehensive ‘state of care’ report about adult social care services from 2014 to 2017 which can be viewed on our website.

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.