A SEDGLEY care home is celebrating receiving a Good rating on its first inspection.

Sedgley Court care home on Brick Kiln Way in Dudley, has received an overall rating of Good from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The home, which was opened in 2020 by ITV’s Dr. Hilary Jones during a virtual ceremony on Facebook, provides care for up to 66 residents and has achieved a rating of ‘Good’ in all five areas of inspection: Safe, Effective, Caring, Responsive and Well-led.

After speaking to staff members, residents and visiting families inspectors said residents felt supported and respected and that their needs and wishes were heard and acted upon.

The team was commended for their commitment to keeping residents safe, with one relative describing staff as ‘family’.

The care provided was seen to be ‘person-centred and empowering, achieving good outcomes for residents.’

One resident said: ‘Staff always listen to what I want. The staff go out of their way to do things we are interested in.’

Inspectors praised the home’s chef, who was recently crowned the winner of the Ideal Carehomes Masterchef competition for his culinary talents, for discussing the menu planning with residents.

Residents were presented with different freshly prepared, plated meals to make sure they had options.

Impressed by the support offered during meal times, the CQC inspector described it as a ‘restaurant-like experience’.

As well as the dining rooms, the home was complemented on in-house facilities, such as the luxury cinema room, library and salon.

One resident said ‘it’s like having the high street inside your own building.’

Home Manager at Sedgley Court, Kim Dean, said: "The home is filled with fun and laughter, and new friendships have grown and blossomed.

"It would be an understatement to say I feel very proud of what we have achieved in a short space of time."