A CARE home has been given the highest rating by inspectors from the Care Quality Commission for the second successive time.

Parr Care Home, on Fleet Lane, was deemed to be 'outstanding' after inspectors visited over two different days in November.

The home, which accommodates up to 60 people in one two-storey building, provides personal and nursing care for older people and people in need of end of life care and support.

The CQC inspectors awarded the care home the top grade for two out of five categories: on whether the service was caring and well-led.

The home was rated as 'good' for the other three categories: safety, effectiveness and responsiveness.

Staff were delighted to receive the top rating again after the home had been rated as outstanding after its previous inspection in 2016.

Inspectors said: "The registered manager demonstrated outstanding leadership within the service with the support of the

staff team.

"We found excellent aspects as to how the service was led and the development of relationships with other areas of the local community.

"Staff were highly motivated to provide care which was personal, kind and compassionate. Staff were seen to be extremely kind and compassionate in their approach. They had formed positive relationships between people and their family members.

"Staff were allocated the roles of champions to maintain up to date information in many aspects of their role to ensure that people received the care and support they needed in maintaining their health, dignity and privacy".

They added that residents "were supported at the end of their life to have a comfortable, dignified and pain free death".

People had "freedom of movement around the service and told us that they had a choice where they spent

their time, and what time they went to bed and got up".

Choices of "meals and dining opportunities" also helped people maintain their decision making, inspectors added.

It was also said people had "access to activities" and were provided with "the opportunity to maintain their faith and spiritual needs".

Also, people's views on the service "were sought on a regular basis", and any improvements identified "were addressed quickly".