A care home in Kingston Vale is celebrating after being recognized as "Outstanding" by a Care Quality Commission (CQC) report recently.

The CQC report awarded Care UK’s Sherwood Grange, on Robin Hood Lane, ‘Outstanding’ in its level of care in two out of five categories, which included effective leadership and being responsive.

Among a number of impressive findings, the report's summary described the positive atmosphere between staff and residents at the home.

"People and staff said they thoroughly enjoyed living and working at the home.

"Each person and their relatives, that we spoke to, could not speak highly enough of the care, support and attention provided.

"This was reflected in the vibrant and positive can-do attitude of staff and the management team," the report read.

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Sherwood Grange particularly impressed CQC inspectors with its proactive approach to engagement with residents, from trips abroad to a life drawing class, as the Comet reported recently.

One relative of a resident at the home commented:

"Before Mum came in here, she was very apprehensive about trying new things.

"Since she [arrived] she has blossomed, and now has a better social life than I do."

Others who have relatives staying at the home thanked staff and spoke of their lives being "enhanced" by the team at the home.

"No one is ever left out," one resident told inspectors.

Home Manager at Sherwood Grange, Rock Mayne, said he and the team were "over the moon" with the report's findings.

"We are over the moon to have been given our Outstanding result.

"Everyone has put in a lot of hard work to ensure we offer a home-from-home to all the residents and their families, and the whole team are really proud of their achievements," he said.

“Everything we do is for the residents and my only aim is to make their home a wonderful place to live, which also makes it a wonderful place to work.

"We can’t wait to properly celebrate the result with all the residents and their friends and family," he added.

Alison Murray, Head of Adult Social Care Inspection in London, meanwhile praised Sherwood Grange for improving on their previous CQC rating.

"At the last inspection in 2017 CQC rated Sherwood Grange Good overall.

"It is very pleasing to see the home has continued to improve and can now boast an Outstanding rating," Ms Murray said.

"I was particularly impressed with the wide range of activities available to people at Sherwood Grange, and I congratulate the leadership team and all the staff that have worked hard to achieve continued advancement," she added.