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Oxfordshire care home rated Outstanding in all areas by the Care Quality Commission

7 September 2017
Godswell Park
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  • Care homes with nursing

A care home in Oxfordshire has been rated Outstanding in all five areas by the Care Quality Commission following an inspection in July.

Inspectors rated Godswell Park in Church Street, Bloxham as Outstanding for being safe, effective, caring, responsive and well–led and Outstanding overall.

Godswell Park provides nursing care and support for individuals including older people and people living with physical disabilities or with sensory impairments. There were 36 people in residence at the time of the inspection.

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

“I was delighted to read this report and to hear about the passion and drive displayed by the whole staff team. Godswell Park is clearly an outstanding service where both care delivery and the physical environment are designed around meeting people’s needs in a way that makes their lives full and meaningful."

“We observed staff demonstrating kindness, respect and compassion by focusing on the well-being of people and going above and beyond their regular duties, for example to undertake tasks including completing sewing repairs in their own time, collecting and dropping off dry cleaning and visiting people on their birthdays with flowers and cards."

“It is encouraging to see a service where the care provided is of such high quality. The service demonstrates a real commitment to innovation and using technology to improve the lives of people in the service. For each person living there the care is truly individual and personalised, This is a considerable achievement and I would like to congratulate the staff and management team for the work they continue to do for people in their care.”

The full inspection report can be found on our website.


For further information please contact CQC Regional Engagement Officer Lara Orija on 07789 875 306. 

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Last updated:
07 September 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.