Bilton Court care home in Wellingborough has become the latest Anchor care home to get a good rating from the Care Quality Commission.

This is in addition to Anchor running two homes rated outstanding by the regulator: Greenhive in Peckham, South London, and West Hall in West Byfleet, Surrey.

Anchor staff at Bilton Court in Queensway were celebrating this week after receiving the accolade.

Bilton Court was praised by the CQC under their new robust inspection process.

Care homes and retirement properties are now classed as either outstanding, good, requiring improvement or inadequate.

The CQC inspectors rated the home good in all of the five categories: they said the home was safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led.

Bilton Court Manager Sam Horne said everyone at the care home was thrilled because they had worked so hard to maintain high standards of care.

She said: “We all know Bilton Court is a great place for older people to live but to be given such praise from the regulator is outstanding.

“We are proud of the care we provide, of the meals which are made from fresh seasonal ingredients and of the wide variety of meaningful activities enjoyed by our residents.

“Anchor has informed the Government’s dementia strategy so we also know how to care for people living with the condition so they lead as fulfilling a life as possible. 

“We welcome such rigorous inspections and clear ratings so older people and their families can see which homes or retirement properties are the best in the country. We’re so pleased to be classed as a good care home that we’re holding a party to celebrate this success.”

For more information on Bilton Court and Anchor, contact 0800 731 2020.

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