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Pennington Court Nursing Home, Leeds

The Pennington Court Nursing Home near Leeds in West Yorkshire has been rated as outstanding, following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission, 7 & 13 August 2018.

The Beeston based care home that cares for over 65's requiring residential and personal care was awarded outstanding for being responsive and well-led and good for the safe, effective and caring aspects of the report.

CCQ C inspectors identified that they saw examples of residents and staff involved in fundraising, not only for the service, but also for the charities that people supported. In December, the service took part in the Salvation Army's Christmas present appeal. In April, the service held a fundraising tea party for the Guide Dogs charity. In June, the service held a 'cupcake day' to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Society.

The service also hosted a 'community open day' which was attended by school children and a historian who gave a talk on the local area. Yoga sessions were also available on the day which were thoroughly enjoyed by people and as a result, became a regular activity at the service. Following an expression of interest by people using the service, Opera North had attended the service and offered opera singing sessions to people. Feedback received from a resident and their relatives was that this was ‘totally fabulous!’

The CQC report also highlighted that Pennington Court recently achieved reaccreditation with the Gold Standards Framework (GSF) for their commitment to delivering a high standard of end of life care to people. Pennington Court Nursing Home was now rated a 'Platinum Home' with the GSF.

The provider told CQC inspectors, 'Pennington Court is commencing collaborative work with Leeds University following a model established in the Netherlands. NICHE Leeds (Nurturing Innovation in Care Home Excellence in Leeds) is an innovative partnership between Leeds care association and the University of Leeds which aims to enhance and promote quality of care for older people living in nursing homes in Leeds.'

The provider was funding a researcher from Leeds University to spend a day a week within the service to establish research questions and offer solutions to questions that mattered to people using or working within the service.

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