Bideford care home receives ‘best report yet’ from CQC

Michael Still, Leoni Shute, Bev Swift, Leanne Beer, Mark Stoneman, Zofia Braund and Jennifer Wing of

Michael Still, Leoni Shute, Bev Swift, Leanne Beer, Mark Stoneman, Zofia Braund and Jennifer Wing of Anchorage Care Home. - Credit: Archant

The Anchorage care home passed an unnanounced inspection with flying colours.

A CARE home in Bideford has received a positive report from an unannounced inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The Anchorage, a nine-bedroom care home for people with learning disabilities in Abbotsham Road, was inspected in January.

The report outlined the home was a ‘nice place’ with well trained and hard working staff.

One resident of the home told inspectors they had a lot of friends there, and another said the staff were ‘the best we have had.’


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It said: “We saw that people’s health and social care needs had been assessed and their choice of activities had been discussed with them and recorded.

“We saw that staff had worked with other health and social care professionals to work out good ways of arranging care and support.

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“We looked at the medication system and saw that it was well organised to support people’s good health.”

Mark Stoneman, manager of The Anchorage, said he was very happy with the results of the report.

“We currently have eight full time residents and seven members of staff,” he said.

“I’ve been working here for 12 years and been manager since 2009, and it’s the best report we’ve had.

“We’re really pleased with this report.”

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