A BROMSGROVE care home has been rated ‘outstanding’ for the second inspection running by the industry watchdog.

St John’s Court, on St John Street, received top marks during the Care Quality Commission’s visit in 2017 and it retained its premier rating when inspectors visited this autumn.

The care home – run by Amica Care Trust – was rated good in two inspection categories (safety and effectiveness) and outstanding in the other three areas (care, responsiveness and leadership).

St John’s Court provides accommodation and nursing care for up to 42 people, some of whom are living with dementia.

The Care Quality Commission’s report said: “The management and staff team continue to provide an outstanding service whereby people were very much at the centre of their care.

“Staff continued to be compassionate and highly motivated in ensuring people were treated as individuals and had the best life they possibly could.

“The provider's values were very much part of everyday life at the home.

“They were created with people's uniqueness in mind and shared by people who lived at the home, all staff and the management team.

“These were based around people being supported to live the lives they chose.”

The report also praised the ‘can-do’ attitude of staff, adding: “Staff continued to bring alive creative initiatives which enhanced people's quality of life.

“Promoting people's independence was 'the norm' and very much linked to staff support in encouraging people to be proud of their achievements, however small these were.

“People were supported to retain an active presence in the local community and to maintain their personal interests and hobbies.

“The rich programme of things for people to do for fun and interest, continued to be further developed with new ideas, bringing therapeutic benefit to meet people's needs.

“Since the last inspection new ideas enabling people to recall life events and hopes were brought alive in a magazine created by people who were proud to share and had fun in doing so.

“The registered manager was an excellent role model and together with their staff team they had a passion to learn about and aim for best practice with people very much at the heart of all their care.”