Dawson Lodge care home in Southampton has been classed as good by regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Staff at the home were celebrating this week after receiving the accolade.

The home, which cares for 37 number residents, was praised by the CQC and given a glowing reference.

Dawson Lodge Manager Mitchelle Perry said everyone at the home was thrilled because they had worked so hard to maintain high standards of care.

She said: “We all know Dawson Lodge is a great care home 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 are the best in the country.”

The CQC inspection report, which can be found on the regulator’s website, highlighted that people were treated with kindness and staff were patient and promoted independence.

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