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Published: Thursday 9th January 2020




 Staff and residents at Stockport care home, Brinnington Hall, are celebrating after receiving an overall rating of ‘good’, with the highest possible rating of ‘outstanding’ in the area of responsive, from the regulatory body, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) after their latest report. 

Brinnington Hall on Middlesex Road was praised by inspectors for being ‘consistently compassionate and kind’ and achieved the ‘good’ rating for the second time after the unannounced inspections in September. 

The report cited that people were “supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives” and that the home worked “in an extremely person-centred way”, providing a fantastic range of activities to suit individual needs, including dance and music groups, exercise classes and visits to local attractions including Knowsley Safari Park.

In addition, residents and their family members commented that staff are ‘very kind and caring, and there was always someone around the help’.

The care home’s management team was also praised, with carers telling the CQC that they felt very supported in their role and we're happy to know that they had made a difference and supported people well.

Christina Durnan, Home Manager at Brinnington Hall, said: “We are thrilled to be officially rated as ‘good’ by the CQC, and achieving an ‘outstanding’ rating for the responsiveness of our service was the icing on the cake. I passionately believe that our home and our staff are all ‘outstanding’ and this result really is testament to the hard work and dedication of our team.  The team consistently go above and beyond to ensure that our residents have the very best quality of care and so that they can continue to enjoy an active and full life whilst living with us. We will all be celebrating together over the coming weeks.”

Brinnington Hall residents regularly enjoy social activities and trips out.  Just recently, the team brought residents and their families together to create The SoundUp Brinny-Tones choir, directed by Lucy Temby, a junior fellow at the Royal Northern College of Music and creative producer at SoundUp Arts. The choir have performed two public concerts and are now gearing themselves up for the upcoming Britain’s Got Talent auditions.

Resident and choir member Ken Calvert said ‘The activities at Brinnington Hall are fantastic, I never thought I would be part of a choir but our rehearsals have become something I look forward to each week’.

 Ideal Carehomes’ director, Stacey Linn, added: “This is a fantastic achievement and very well deserved for everyone who makes Brinnington Hall such a lovely environment to live and work. The team has worked incredibly hard to make sure that residents are at the heart of every decision, giving them the best quality of life, and it’s brilliant to have their efforts recognised by the CQC. Activities like the community choir encompass the very ethos of our resident-led culture and I have witnessed first-hand the hugely positive impact of this for our residents – I am extremely proud of Christina and the team.”

 Brinnington Hall offers 24-hour residential and dementia care in a modern and luxurious setting for 67 people and boasts a cinema room, tea room, hair salon, spacious lounges and landscaped gardens. The caring and highly trained staff team promote independence and choice through the personalised care they deliver.