Good rating for county care home

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A care home in south east Northumberland has become the latest to be rated ‘good’ following a Care Quality Commission inspection.

The commission visited Percy House in Blyth, and graded the facilities as good in all categories.

The home on Beaconsfield Street, provides accommodation for people who have a learning disability or mental health issues.

The report said: “Staff respected people’s privacy and dignity. Staff spoke with people as equals and communicated well with them.

“They involved people in their care and explained the choices available to them. We saw staff had received training in equality and diversity and worked hard to preserve people’s rights.”

Debbie Westhead from CQC, said: “People are entitled to services which provide safe, effective, compassionate and high quality care.”