A Cockermouth care home which was told it 'requires improvement' by inspectors last August has now been rated 'good'.

Dalton Court Care Home, on Europe Way, provides personal and nursing care for up to 60 people.

The service provides support to older people and people living with dementia and physical disability.

There were 52 people living at the home, run by Amore Elderly Care Limited, when Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors visited in February. The report was published this week.

The last rating for this service - in August 2022 - was 'requires improvement'.

"There was a breach in regulation," stated the latest report.

"The provider completed an action plan after the last inspection to show what they would do and by when to improve.

"At this inspection we found improvements had been made and the provider was no longer in breach of regulations."

The latest report only covers their findings in relation to the key questions, 'safe' and 'well-led'.

"For those key questions not inspected, we used the ratings awarded at the last inspection to calculate the overall rating," it stated.

"The overall rating for the service has changed from requires improvement to good. This is based on the findings at this inspection."

The reports states: "People received safe care to meet their needs. Staff were kind and patient in their approach, to which people responded positively.

"People were protected from the risk of abuse and neglect.

"Risks to people were assessed and plans put in place to guide staff in how to support people safely whilst respecting their wishes and preferences."

People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible and in their best interests, the report stated. Policies and systems in the service supported this practice.

The service had a positive culture that was person-centred, said the report.

"Managers were committed to people receiving high quality, safe care.

"People and staff had opportunities to provide feedback on the service to inform changes.

"The service had clear and effective governance and management arrangements in place to ensure people received consistent and good care.

"The provider and registered manager were committed to making ongoing improvements at the service to benefit people's wellbeing."

The full report can be found at www.cqc.org.uk.

Previous report: https://www.timesandstar.co.uk/news/20646720.dalton-court-care-home-receives-requires-improvement-care-quality-commission/