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‘Outstanding’ Wolverton Court in England’s top 1%

Wolverton Court care home for adults with autism and learning disabilities has been rated 'outstanding', following a recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) placing it in the top 1% of care homes in England.

In its latest report, the CQC praised the home for being "outstanding in the way they cared for people", "providing a strong person-centred culture", "celebrating people's achievements" and having outstanding leadership and management.

Inspectors rated the home as 'outstanding' overall and in every area examined, describing the atmosphere as "bright and active". They went onto say: "The difference the service was making on people's lives was visible... People were able to share with us their experiences through spending time with them... There was a really positive and inspiring culture in the service."

As a result of "good teamwork, and good planning and delivery of person centred care, people were experiencing opportunities to attend events and go on holiday that they have never done successfully before". Staff have arranged for a resident to attend the England v Spain football match at Wembley in November. Another resident recently completed a sponsored walk for charity, and had a follow-up meeting with the mayor covered in the local newspaper.

Inspectors spoke of how staff were "innovative and came up with new ideas to help people" and how resident's families "felt welcome in the home, were complimentary of staff and felt well informed and involved with their loved ones care".

Another relative couldn't praise the service enough, and since their family member has been at Wolverton Court "their life has changed completely. The difference is unbelievable".

The CQC praised the person-centred culture of Wolverton Court: it follows the principles of "individuality and diversity". The design of the home, and its facilities, enable residents to interact with others and pursue their individual interests in multiple environments.

Wolverton Court is located in Alkham, Dover, and provides support for six adults who have autism and/or learning disabilities.

James Willis, CEO of Priory Adult Care, said: "We are so very proud of Wolverton Court for being rated 'outstanding'. The service has gone from strength to strength in recent years, and I am thrilled that the people they support, their relatives and staff have got the recognition they deserve for making it one of the very best care homes in the country."

Jamie Warrender, Registered Manager said: "The management team and staff have worked tremendously hard this past few years and we all feel enormously proud. This is an exceptional accomplishment, to be rated 'outstanding" by Care Quality Commission in all five domains is extremely rare and we have established ourselves as one of the best services in the country. The rating is recognition of the fantastic and important work we do every day, the quality of our care and treatment and the measurable, profound difference we make to the lives of the people we support. We are passionate about quality at Wolverton Court, our CQC rating will further stimulate are motivation and commitment to sustaining an 'outstanding' service that aspires to transform lives and promote positive outcomes for the people in our care."

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