A CARE home in Belper is celebrating three prestigious accolades.
Spencer Grove has won two awards and excelled in a Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection.
Belper Mayor Cllr Alan Cox visited the home on Monday to congratulate the staff on their success.
Donna Annable, care home manager, said: “I’m incredibly proud of the team here at Spencer Grove. All their hard work and dedication has paid off and we’re over the moon with our inspection report and these awards.”
The first award saw Spencer Grove handed a certificate for completion of the Macmillan Life Enhancing Care Programme, which provides training and support for staff so they can give specialist care for residents who are right at the end of their lives.
It enables the residents to remain in the familiar surroundings of the care home around people they know.
Also, the home achieved an End of Life Quality award, which recognises Spencer Grove’s commitment and passion for end of life care and the high quality of nursing provided.
The unannounced CQC inspection took place last November and found Spencer Grove to be ‘fully compliant’ in accordance with the new Essential Standards of Quality and Safety.
One comment from the report said: “Staff interacted positively with people at all times, conveying warmth, acceptance and respect, whilst promoting their privacy, dignity and inclusion.”
Another said: “Staff observed were seen to adopt a relaxed pace with people and to appropriately support the individual reality of people with significant confusion.”
Andrea Allman, clinical lead at the Springwood Gardens home, said: “We have a fantastic team who are dedicated and driven to ensure that all of our residents receive the highest standard of care, enhancing their quality of life and supporting families throughout times of bereavement.”
The home has 51 residents.