A TIPTREE care facility has been hailed for providing a fun, positive atmosphere for residents.

The Morley Road bungalows were noted for promoting the independence of people with learning disabilities who live there.

The facility was praised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), having been inspected for the first time since coming under the management of new provider Salutem Healthcare.

The company purchased all registered care services from Scope in 2018.

Morley Road received a “good” rating for the care it gave people living with a learning disability and/or physical disability, who told the CQC they felt "safe" and “happy”.

Jane Hare, manager at the care home, said: “We're delighted to have received a ‘good’ rating from the CQC.

“More importantly, we're pleased it's been acknowledged we provide a fun, positive atmosphere for the people we support, enabling them to lead fulfilling lives in a safe and supportive environment.


“Our staff know all our residents extremely well and treat everyone with respect and dignity, giving them the care and support they need when they need it, but also respecting their privacy.”

Bedrooms have been personalised and decorated in people's chosen colour and the commission noted staff had created a positive atmosphere, while also promoting independence.

The service plans to redecorate the communal areas of the home and people who live there will choose the colour schemes and furniture.

Two easy chairs have recently been bought for the lounge in the colours people chose by looking through magazines.

Salutem Healthcare chief executive John Godden said: “This rating is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the staff at Morley Road.

"They treat our residents like their own family, providing them with the support they need, at the same time as promoting independent living at the facility.

“This external validation that our residents are safe and happy is extremely pleasing and we look forward to working with them – and their families – in what will be a positive future for all.”