Sherwood House Rated Good by CQC

Sherwood House Rated Good by CQC

Sherwood House Care Home has been rated as “good” in all areas by the Care Quality Commission.

The CQC, the independent regulator for all Health & Social Care providers, carried out the unannounced inspection of the Care home in Clifton Street, Rishton over two dates of 29th June 16 and 5th July 16. The inspectors rated it as good against the core inspection criteria of being Safe, Caring, Effective, Responsive to residents’ needs and Well led.

Sherwood House, Clifton Street, Rishton

Sherwood House, Clifton Street, Rishton

The inspectors said that people living in the home, which is part of Townfield Care, received the support and care they need. The inspectors reported that the people they spoke with told them staff were caring towards them. Comments included “ The staff are really kind”, they are all very friendly. We are like one big family here”. Staff are very good with us. They look after us very well. I can ask for anything”

People spoken with told the inspectors that they felt safe and secure in the home. One person said “The staff are very nice here. We are looked after very well.”

The Inspectors found that most staff were long serving and were therefore familiar with people’s needs. This also meant staff were able to build up trusting relationships with people they cared for. One person told the inspectors “ They all know what they are doing and you can ask them for advice any time. They are like family”



The Inspectors said “We were shown around the whole building as part of the inspection. We saw that the interior decoration was clean, bright and well maintained. People had arranged their rooms as they wished with personal possessions they had brought with them  One person told the inspector “ I like the place it’s homely and my room is very nice”.

Kath Howard, Registered Manager said: “It is a credit to the dedication of the care team that the home was rated as good by the CQC inspectors.

“It is also heartening to see the very positive comments by residents and their relatives and external care professionals and to know the team is so well appreciated.”

The full inspection is available to read online here


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Just a note to say a big thank you to the ladies who helped me and Jon over the past few days.

Gail, Kerry, Angela and Pam all treated Jon with Kindness and dignity. They are a credit to Townfield.

Thanks again

Jean October 5, 2015