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Stratford-upon-Avon care home is rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

26 May 2016
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The Care Quality Commission has found the quality of care provided by Cedar Lawn in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, to be Outstanding in all areas following an inspection carried out in February.

Methodist Homes runs the service which is registered to provide care for up to 37 older people who require personal care and who may be living with dementia. At the time of CQC’s inspection 32 people were living at the home.

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 at:

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. Cedar Lawn was rated Outstanding overall, Outstanding for being caring and well-led and Good for being safe, effective and responsive.

People who used the service, family members and external agencies were highly complimentary about the standard of support provided. The manager involved families and other agencies to ensure people received the support they needed to express their views and make decisions that were in their best interests.

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

“We found that people using Cedar Lawn and their relatives were overwhelmingly positive about the quality of their care. Inspectors found staff to be consistently caring and attentive to the individual needs of people. There was a strong emphasis on personal care and staff took time to find out what people’s likes and dislikes.

“There were detailed risk assessments in place for each person who lived at the home that related to each person's care and support. And people told us that they were supported to access healthcare services that met their needs, preferences and assisted them to maintain their health.

“There were clear processes in place to manage risks in connection with the day to day running of the home and the manager was highly effective in managing the risks to protect people from harm.

“Staff said morale was excellent and managers were visible, approachable and responsive to suggestions made to improve the quality of service. There was also a strong and passionate senior team in place who knew the standard of care delivered was of the highest quality.”

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

Notes to editors


CQC has published a full report at:


Providers are required to display their ratings on their premises and on their websites so that the public can see their rating quickly and easily. For further information on the upcoming requirement for providers to prominently display their CQC ratings, please visit:


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.