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Solihull care home is rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

29 June 2016
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The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by St Bernards Residential Care Home Limited in Olton, Solihull to be Outstanding overall following an inspection carried out in January.

St Bernards Residential Care Home Limited provides care and accommodation for up to 43 older people. There were 39 people living at the home at the time of our inspection, some of whom were 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 on CQC’s website:

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. St Bernards Residential Care Home Limited was rated Outstanding overall, Outstanding for being well-led and responsive and Good for being safe, effective and caring.

Acosia Nyanin, CQC’s Head of Inspection for Adult Social Care in the central region said:

“We were impressed with what we found during our inspection of St Bernards Residential Care Home Limited and inspectors were struck by how caring staff were to those using the service.

“People were at the heart of the service. The provider's philosophy, vision and values were understood and shared across the staff team. The service was innovative and creative and constantly strived to improve the quality of people's lives.

“People told us they had formed excellent relationships with the provider, staff team and other people who lived at the home, built on trust and respect. People were supported to pursue their hobbies and interests and were actively encouraged to engage with the local community, and to participate in new experiences.

“Staff with a range of skills were available at the times people needed them to receive support in all aspects of their lives.

“There was an open and inclusive culture which placed people at the heart of the service and strove to continually improve. People were involved in giving their views on how the service was run and there were effective systems in place to monitor and improve the quality of the service provided.

“All of this meant people received a high standard of care, which is why it has been rated Outstanding.”

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 service’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.” 


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Last updated:
29 May 2017

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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.