Residents really rate care home

Residents at a Sunderland care home are celebrating after achieving a top score in a national care survey.

Tuesday, 1st March 2016, 10:50 am
Updated Tuesday, 1st March 2016, 10:51 am
Barnes Court Care Home residents and staff celebrate their performance rating success.

Barnes Court care home in High Barnes was highly rated by residents in a national survey called ‘Your Care Rating.’

The survey, which features around 1,000 care homes across the country, looks at how the residents at each home rate aspects including care, staff, activities, security, food and the home environment.

Barnes Court, operated by Countrywide Care Home, was given an overall performance rating score of 825 out of 1,000.

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The home, which offers residential and nursing care for the elderly, as well as specialist dementia care and care for young adults with physical disabilities, achieved scores of 899 for quality of life and 890 for staff and care.

More than 20,000 residents in 963 care homes across the UK took part in the survey.

Joanne Steele, Home Manager at Barnes Court, said: “It’s great that our residents value the care they receive at Barnes Court. Most of our scores across the four themes are really positive, which shows that life for our residents is happy and fulfilling.

“While we’re really pleased with our scores, we obviously want to get even better and the survey helps us do that by giving us direct resident feedback.

“Families can also see at a glance which care homes are committed to raising standards and being transparent as they take part in the survey. Every care home resident should be able to speak up about their care and this is what the Your Care Rating survey does – it gives them a voice.”

Full results are available on the Your Care Rating website, visit: