A CALNE care home has recently celebrated the improvement of its CQC as it has now been marked as ‘Good’.

Kingston House in Derry Hill, was rated as 'needing improvement' when inspected a year ago but has seen remarkable change in the 12 month period.

The inspectors found that the home’s recruitment procedures have greatly improved which ensured that residents were supported by staff with the appropriate experience.

The appointment of a new activities coordinator was a particular hit with the residents, who were engaged in a variety of new activities they enjoyed like sewing, puzzles and trips out.

During the inspection, the CQC found that the staff at the home treated residents with kindness, dignity and respect.

One resident commented to the inspectors: “Staff are good, I’m lucky to live here. I get on really well with all staff."

Another resident added: “The staff are lovely, we have such a good laugh."

Kelly Stalker, general manager at Kingston House, said: “On behalf of all the staff at Kingston House, I am delighted that all the changes we put in place over the past year were recognised by the inspectors and the home received Good rating in each category.

"We will continue to provide excellent care."