ALMOST a quarter of care homes within five miles of Blackburn with Darwen require improvement, according to inspectors.

The Lancashire Telegraph has investigated the number of care homes ratings by health officials and found the majority were classed as good, while three facilities in the area have been rated as outstanding.

However, of the 70 care homes in the area, 16 have been told to clean up their act by the health watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC), with a rating of requires improvement.

But the majority of facilities ­- 51 in total ­- have been rated as good.

Eachstep on Infirmary Road was the latest Blackburn with Darwen care home to join the elite club of having an outstanding rating in September 2020. The service specialises in providing care to people living with dementia and can accommodate up to 64 people.

The full list of ratings is below with when they were rated:

OUTSTANDING

Longfield (Care Homes) Limited, Hollymount, 3 West Park Road, Blackburn

Eachstep Blackburn, Infirmary Road, Blackburn

Longfield Residential Home, Preston New Road, Blackburn

GOOD

Ashlands NH Limited, Mentor House, Ainsworth Street, Blackburn

Magdalene House, 10-14 Shear Bank Road, Blackburn

Higher Bank, off Adelaide Terrace, Blackburn

Almond Villas, 3 Dukes Brow, Blackburn

Franciscan Convent Blackburn, 26 East Park Road, Blackburn

Hawkhurst, 18 Shear Bank Road, Blackburn

Lancaster House, 3-5 Lancaster Place, Blackburn

Springfield Care Home, Preston New Road, Blackburn

Heathcotes (Blackburn), Florence House, Florence Street, Blackburn

Pritchard Street, 19 Pritchard Street, Blackburn

Queens Lodge Nursing Home, Haslingden Road, Blackburn

St Aidans, 124 St Aidans Avenue, Mill Hill, Blackburn

Ravenswing Manor Residential Care Home,3 St Francis Road, Blackburn

Branch Court Care Home, Livesey Branch Road, Blackburn

Andrews Court Care Home, Livesey Branch Road, Blackburn

Haydock Nursing and Residential Care Home, Pleckgate Road, Ramsgreave, Blackburn

RNID Action on Hearing Loss Fosse Bank House, 1-6 Fosse Bank Court, Fosse Close, Blackburn

Feng Shui House (Blackburn). 548 Preston Old Road, Blackburn

Birch Hall Care Centre, Birch Hall Ave, Darwen

Hazeldene Care Home, 49 Ribchester Road, Clayton-le-Dale

Clifton Lawns, 227 Blackburn Road, Darwen

Oldfield Manor, 14 Hawkshaw Avenue, Darwen

Oldfield House Residential Care Home, 15 Hawkshaw Avenue, Darwen

Rockmount Northwest, 1 Blackburn Road, Rishton

Barnfold Cottage Residential Home, 402 Blackburn Road, Oswaldtwistle

Sherwood, Clifton Street, Rishton

White Ash Brook, Thwaites Road, Oswaldtwistle

Braeside home for the Elderly Ltd, Stanhill Lane, Oswaldtwistle

Vine House, 375 Union Road, Oswaldtwistle

Pathways (North West) Limited - Oswald House, 12 Oswald Street, Oswaldtwistle

Moira House, 3 James Street, Oswaldtwistle

Hollin Bank House, Hollin Bank, Blackburn Road, Oswaldtwistle, Accrington

Pathways (North West) Limited - Blackburn Road, 175 Blackburn Road, Great Harwood

Mill Lodge Residential Care Home, Belmont Road, Great Harwood,

Springhill Care Home, Springhill House, Fairfield Street, Accrington

Townfield and Coach House, 99-103 Church Street, Great Harwood

Hope House, Rishton Road, Clayton-le-Moors

Thorncliffe Residential Care Home, Thorncliffe, Astley Bank, Darwen

Stanley Grange, Roach Road, Samlesbury,

SENSE - 85 Park Road, Accrington

Hollies Nursing and Residential Home Limited, 44 Church Street, Clayton-le-Moors

Merlewood House, 52 Park Lane, Great Harwood

Hyndburn Short Break Service, 98/100 Gloucester Avenue, Accrington

Clayton Brook House, 90 Atlas Street, Clayton-le-Moors

Moorhead Rest Home, 309-315 Whalley Road, Accrington

Henley House, 225 Whalley Road, Accrington

Wellfield, 200 Whalley Road, Accrington

Pathways (North West) Limited -136 Whalley Road, Accrington

REQUIRES IMPROVEMENT

Hollymount Residential and Dementia Care Centre, 3 West Park Road, Blackburn

Northwood Nursing & Residential Care, 206 Preston New Road, Blackburn

Birchfield Residential Care Home, 9a-11 Gorse Road, Blackburn

Dixon House, 17a Gorse Road, Blackburn

Springfield Cottage Residential Home, Preston New Road, Blackburn

Acorn House Care Centre, Whalley New Road, Blackburn

Linden House Care Home, Linden House, Delph Road, Shadsworth Road, Blackburn

Old Gates Care Home, Livesey Branch Road, Feniscowles, Blackburn

Sandybrook, Sandy Lane, Lower Darwen, Blackburn

St James House, St James’ Crescent, Darwen

Church View Residential Home, Church Street, Oswaldtwistle

Church View (Nursing Home) Limited, Church View (Nursing Home) Princess Street, Accrington

Le Moors, 285-289 Whalley Road, Clayton-le-Moors

Altham Care Home, Burnley Road, Clayton-le-Moors

Woodlands Home for Older People, Warwick Avenue, Clayton-le-Moors

Pathways North West Limited, 136 Whalley Road, Accrington