Home gets a good rating

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A care home in south east Northumberland has been rated ‘good’ following a Care Quality Commission inspection.

The commission visited The Mews in Cowpen Road, Blyth, in its latest round of inspections, and graded the facility as ‘good’ overall.

The report stated: “The premises were well presented and safe for people to live in. The provider and the registered manager ensured standards of the premises and care were maintained.

“Staff were recruited appropriately, were well trained and knowledgeable about people’s needs.

“Staff had a good understanding of people as individuals and care was provided in a way that was tailored to individual needs and choices.”

Debbie Westhead, CQC’s deputy chief inspector for adult social care in the north, added: “People are entitled to services which provide safe, effective, compassionate and high quality care.”

Of the 38 reports, 24 were ‘good’, 13 ‘requires improvement’ and one ‘inadequate’.