Staff at a Chipping Norton care home are celebrating a glowing report following a recent inspection.

Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission visited Tall Trees Care Home in Shipton-under-Wychold twice at the end of last year to conduct the inspection.

Overall, the care home, which is part of the Caring Homes Group, was awarded a rating of ‘Good’.

Manager Steph Jones only joined the home in November but was over the moon with the result.

“I am delighted to have joined Tall Trees. We are all extremely happy that the CQC inspectors have given us a ‘Good rating’ during our latest inspection,” she said.

“Residential care is very close to my heart and I am passionate about residents receiving a high standard of care and support.

“I love to see residents laugh on a daily basis and I am an advocate for encouraging independence by offering a wide variety of choices.

“It has been a pleasure to meet with all the residents and I look forward to getting to know their relatives.”

The previous inspection of the home found the site to be breaching numerous regulations of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014.

Furthermore, at the previous inspection the home was rated ‘Inadequate’ for the safe category and “Requires Improvement” for the effective and well-led categories.

Now however, all of these have been rated ‘Good’.

Inspectors spoke with three residents, six relatives and ten members of staff during the visit.

The report gave particular credit to the improvements made since the arrival of the new management team.

It reads: “It was clear the management of the home had significantly improved and there was a general sense of calm and pleasantness in the home.”

It adds that relatives told inspectors: “The current manager and deputy are brilliant and very helpful, always providing straightforward answers promptly to queries.

“Home made a turn for the better since manager's arrival. Communication is much better and two way."