Richmond residential care rated amongst best in UK

Release Date: 01 December 2017

The quality of care provided to residential and nursing home residents in Richmond upon Thames has been rated amongst the highest in the country by the Care Quality Commission.

Data shows 94 per cent of care home beds in the borough are in homes rated as good or outstanding, putting Richmond in the highest bracket of the more than 150 council areas providing adult social care.

There are 17 care homes in the borough, where older residents are able to access two types of care – residential care homes which provide help with personal care such as washing, dressing, and feeding, and nursing homes, which provide the same types of care along with having registered nurses on duty. 

Cllr David Marlow, Cabinet member for Adult Services and Health said:

“I am delighted to see care services provided to older residents within our borough being rated amongst the best in the country.

“The Council has worked closely and proactively with our care home providers to ensure older residents in Richmond are getting the best possible services to meet their needs.

“Whilst it is always encouraging to have services in the borough rated amongst the best in the country, we must acknowledge that the report highlights the immense funding strain care services are under.

“Despite this squeeze on the Council’s funding we remain committed to ensuring our residents continue to access high quality services when and where they need them.”

Karen Seabrook, Care UK regional director, said:

“Our ethos is to support residents to lead active, fulfilled lives through the delivery of compassionate and person-centred care. Every day I witness our teams make a positive difference and we are extremely proud of their commitment and hard work. It’s wonderful to see homes in the area perform so well.”

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Reference: P558/17

Updated: 15 December 2017