A Sanctuary Care home in Wantage is marking Time for a Cuppa with a double celebration after achieving a ‘Good’ Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating in all outcomes.
On Wednesday 1 March, the team and residents at Wantage Nursing Home are hosting a double celebration for the CQC report by inviting people from the local community along to a St David’s Day-themed Time for a Cuppa in aid for Dementia UK, between 10.30am and 12pm.
Following an unannounced inspection, the Garston Lane home received ‘Good’ ratings in all five areas of the CQC report, including ‘caring’, ‘well-led’ and ‘effective’. It highlighted how staff were “kind and respectful” and treated residents with “dignity and respect”.
“…I couldn’t be prouder of my team…”
Speaking about the glowing report home manager Paulo Leitao said: “I am so proud of our CQC report. I have an absolutely amazing team here who genuinely care for our residents as if they were members of their own family, so this rating is a testament to them and the fantastic care they provide.
“The positive comments in the report from our residents and their loves ones are truly heart-warming to read and I couldn’t be prouder of my team and the high-quality care they provide.”
Fantastic staff, stimulating activities and a calming atmosphere
A key area praised in the report was the “friendly, polite and respectful staff”. One person told the CQC inspector: “The staff here are fantastic”.
The nursing home was also praised for its “calming atmosphere”, as well as the service provided being effective with well-trained, knowledgeable staff, who genuinely want to make a difference.
One member of the team shared: “You get a real sense of reward doing this job” and another member added: “I love my job to bits, I feel that I make a real difference”.
Paulo was also commended for his leadership and how he supports his hard working team. He was reported to have said: “A happy team is a happy home”, explaining his future vision for Wantage he continued: “To maintain what we are currently achieving and look to continually develop excellence”.
Finally, the report also praised the activities and stimulation within the home, with activities ranging from art, skittles, music and movement [light exercise to music] to community events such as the upcoming Time for a Cuppa celebration.
Time for a Cuppa celebrations
The home will be celebrating all things Welsh on Wednesday 1 March, with live music from Shirley Bassey tribute act Liza Baker who is currently appearing in ITV’s The Voice, mouth-watering cakes and the home will also be adorned in fresh and homemade daffodils.
Paulo added: “Dementia UK is a charity close to all our hearts and we wanted to celebrate in style so what better way to do so with fantastic entertainment and tasty refreshments with our local community.”
Time for a Cuppa is Dementia UK’s annual fundraising event; a national day which brings people together over a cuppa to raise money which the charity uses to fund Admiral Nurses, specialist dementia nurses who provide care, advice and support to families living with dementia.
If you would like to attend the event the address is:Wantage Nursing Home, Garston Lane, Wantage OX12 7AR.