County Durham care home rated outstanding by the CQC has been praised for its creative work.
Part of that initiative included a wheelchair ice skating activity for residents.
As part of the CQC report, the White House Care Home in Hartburn was commended for the ‘extremely positive’ experience it gives to people living there.
In the report, it was given an overall rating of ‘outstanding’ with the “particularly creative” service being a highlight.
As reported by TeessideLive, the CQC’s report said: “The service was particularly creative at keeping people active and involved, to make a real difference to their wellbeing.
“This included arranging a ‘summer Olympics’, wheelchair ice skating or trips out on a boat, where people actively got to take the wheel and steer the vessel.
It continued: “One person told inspectors, ‘I loved the boat trip, we will have to do it again when the weather is good.'”
TeessideLive went on to detail how the rating of the residential home is an improvement on its previous when it was rated ‘good’, with relatives of people at the home now commenting on how they trusted staff at White House.
Councillor Ann McCoy, the council’s cabinet member for adult social care, said: “To be rated ‘outstanding’ is a fantastic achievement and puts this home among the very best in the country. I’d like to thank and congratulate everybody involved.”
Adding: “It was particularly pleasing to see the home’s manager acknowledge the work we’ve been doing in partnership with the sector to share best practice because it’s something we’re doing across the whole Borough.”