STAFF from a care home are 'kind and caring', inspectors have said.

Watchdogs from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) visited Olive House Home for Older People, in New Line in Bacup, on August 12 and August 13 and have now published their report.

The home provides residential care for older people and those living with dementia and inspectors rated it 'good' overall. It can accommodate up to 44 people at a time.

As well as providing long-term care, the service also offers community beds, which are used for rehabilitation and help to ensure people can live independently in their home again after a stay in hospital.

The county-council run service was rated as 'good' in all areas by inspectors.

County councillor Graham Gooch, cabinet member for adult services, welcomed the report.

He said: "I'm pleased that Olive House has been rated as good by the CQC.

"The staff are doing a superb job and this rating shows that all their hard work is paying off.

"Inspectors found that staff were kind and caring, the building was safe and clean, care was tailored around people's specific needs, there were procedures in place to keep people well and good staff recruitment practices.

"The home is an important part of the care system providing vital long-term residential support as well as shorter term rehabilitation to ensure people can live independently in their home and avoid hospital stays.

"Well done to all the staff at the service."