19 February 2019
Gills Top care home praised by care regulator
Gills Top care home in Grassington has been classed as Good in all five inspected areas by regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Staff at Anchor’s Gills Top on Scar Street were celebrating this week after receiving the accolade.
The home, which cares for up to 27 residents, was praised by the CQC in the recent inspection which took place on 20th December 2018 and 18th January 2019. Care homes are now classed as either outstanding, good, requiring improvement or inadequate.
Home Manager Kirsty Francis said everyone at the home was thrilled because they had worked so hard to maintain high standards of care.
She said: “We have worked hard to make Gills Top a good care home but to be given such praise from the regulator is wonderful. We are proud of the meals which are made from fresh seasonal ingredients and the high levels of training and support our staff receive.
“We welcome such rigorous inspections and clear ratings so older people and their families can see which homes are the best in the country. We’re so pleased to be classed as a good care home - we’ll be celebrating this success.”
The CQC inspection report, which can be found on the regulator’s website, highlighted the following examples of high standards of care at Gills Top: One resident commented, "I like it here, we do lots of things." ‘We observed positive, friendly and warm interactions between staff and people living at Gills Top.’
One person said, “I enjoy it here, staff know what they are doing."
For more information on Gills Top care home, please call on 0800 085 4318.