Stoneleigh Home in York, North Yorkshire, a residential home for older adults was rated outstanding for being caring, responsive and well-led following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), 29 November 2019.
It achieved the score of good for the safe and effective categories.
The CQC report highlighted that the service provided an incredible range of social activities for people that were tailored to their own preferences and interests. These included visits to museums and local attractions, regular attendance from a visiting farm, local secondary school, primary school and preschool. Regular activities included, motivation classes, singers, gardening, looking after the resident animals, entertainers, BBQs, dog display teams and theatre productions. People spoke very highly of a regular guest visitor with therapy animals.
Resident’s comments included, "The day goes by so quickly" and "We have a lovely time we have quizzes and different things every day. I really enjoy it."
A huge amount of work had been done to develop links with the local community.
Neighbours and members of the community were regularly invited to attend fundraising events, parties and activities. People were not socially isolated and felt part of the local community which made them feel involved and happy.
The home had a chosen charity, which was decided by the people who lived at the home. They had chosen a local hospice and held an event to raise money. Visits were arranged for staff and people to visit the hospice following the fund raising. This increased the knowledge and skills of the staff team and directly improved care.