A CARE home which was slammed in an inspector’s report is celebrating a major turnaround.

Staff and residents at MHA Belvedere Manor care home in Colne are celebrating after independent inspectors rated its service as ‘good’ following their recent visit.

Belvedere Manor achieved a ‘good’ rating in all categories of the Care Quality Commission’s report which ranks the home based on whether it is safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led.

This was a big improvement on the previous inspection which was carried out in June 2018 and had found the home to be ‘inadequate’ in several of these categories.

There was praise in the report for how staff promoted residents’ rights and delivered person-centred care.

Inspectors said: "People were supported to access healthcare services. Staff had strong, supportive relationships with other agencies and professionals to provide a flexible and effective service, which adapted to people’s needs. A visiting healthcare professional provided us with positive feedback about the service and confirmed staff made timely medical referrals."

The inspectors also recognised that ‘the provider had established good infection control practices. Staff followed the provider’s policies and the home was clean, hygienic and pleasant smelling throughout. People and their relatives said the home had a good level of cleanliness and was well maintained.’

The home has a chaplain, music therapy programme, salon and coffee bar.

Home manager, Ali Gopaul, said: “We are delighted to receive such a fantastic all-round CQC inspection. We have worked so hard in the last 18 months to improve our home after the last inspection and it is wonderful to see our efforts being recognised. Our residents are at the heart of what we do so this result is as much for them as it is for us as a team.”