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Care Quality Improvement in Wiltshire over the last quarter

Published on 7th March 2017

In December 2016, TrustedCare.co.uk published their annual Care Quality League Table, detailing the best and worst counties in England to receive residential, nursing and home care. Three months on, there has been a significant improvement in care quality in Wiltshire. The county has shifted 10 places for overall care quality - from 38th to 28th.

The shift can be accredited to the percentage of residential care services in Wiltshire receiving a ‘Good’ CQC rating. The CQC, Care Quality Commission, is the independent regulator of health and social care services in England and is responsible for inspecting, monitoring and rating all care providers on a regular basis.

Staverton House, a specialist dementia care home operated by Equality Care Limited is just one of the many services that have shifted from receiving a rating of Requires Improvement to Good. Marie Powell, Home Manager at Staverton House praised her team for their hard-work and dedication to delivering high quality specialist dementia care:

“We are really pleased with the team for going that extra mile. It really is everyone, from the housekeepers to admin staff to the carers themselves. We are a specialist dementia home and have put a lot of time and effort into ensuring that all staff have the skills to deliver specialist dementia care.”

As well as care quality rankings, TrustedCare’s Map also tracks the average cost of social care in each county. Wiltshire is currently the 13th most expensive county in England to receive residential care at a cost of £765 a week and 3rd most expensive county for nursing care at £1,196 a week.

The full league table and interactive map, which allows users to click through to individual provider details within each county, is available at: TrustedCare.co.uk/Care-Map.

BBC Wiltshire Interview Care Quality in Q1 2017

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