Penrith and the Border MP Rory Stewart, visited staff at Wigton’s Inglewood Care Home last week to congratulate them ​on a recent inspection in which they were rated “outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)​.

CQC inspectors spoke to residents and relatives who told them staff were ​’exceptionally kind and caring​’ ​and Inspectors ​described Inglewood as​ ‘very well run’​ with a ​’very strong​’ leadership team who promoted clear values and an open culture​, and created ​a place where the views of residents and their families were highly valued and acted upon.​​ ​​

Only 1% of care homes​ in the County​ are rated as outstanding, ​and this is only the second in Cumbria, which makes it a huge achievement for Cumbria County Council.

Assistant Director, Deborah Butcher said: ​“This is a massive achievement and I cannot understate the significance of this rating. The CQC inspectors said that the care provided by the team at Inglewood was of a very high quality and they also received excellent feedback from residents and families alike who expressed views that the whole staff team were exceptionally kind and caring.”

​After the visit Rory said: “Inglewood Care Home has a wonderful atmosphere, and a close-knit team of knowledgeable, caring staff. This ‘outstanding’ rating is testament to all their hard work and I am delighted to have this excellent facility in Penrith and The Border. I believe it is only the second care home in the County with this rating, which makes it an incredible achievement, and everyone involved​ in​ this success story should be incredibly proud.”

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