11 Sep 2015
Care Minister Alistair Burt has praised staff at Anchor’s Greenhive care home in Peckham following a fact finding mission to hear how staff provide top quality care.
Mr Burt, who was appointed as the Minister in May this year, was given a guided tour by staff at Anchor’s Greenhive care home in Brayards Road on Thursday 10 September.
During his visit, he met with Anchor’s Chief Executive Jane Ashcroft, care staff and residents.
He took part in an exercise class with residents as well as talking to older people during a reminiscence therapy session In a room decked out in 1950s memorabilia, including an old Singer sewing machines and furniture.
Mr Burt said: “It was great to meet with residents and staff at Greenhive, and to see some of the support available to residents, like the dementia-friendly rooms and the exercise classes that help them stay as healthy as possible in body as well as well as mind.
“The atmosphere and care on offer clearly shows that all the staff, from the care workers to the apprentices and the catering team, are absolutely dedicated to giving their residents the best possible care.”
Greenhive’s Manager Connie Oppong said the staff were delighted Mr Burt wanted to find out about high standards of care from them.
She said: “Mr Burt came to the right place to find out about high quality care as Greenhive was the first care home in London to be rated outstanding by regulator the Care Quality Commission.
“We are proud of what we have achieved thanks to everyone pulling together as a team and their hard work to provide person-centred care that enables older people to lead fulfilling and happy lives with us. We were pleased we could share this insight with the Care Minister.”