Wakefield Care Home Rated One of the Best in the Country
Hepworth House Wakefield

Wakefield Care Home Rated One of the Best in the Country

CQC rates Hepworth House as OUTSTANDING in every area of inspection

Hepworth House care home in Wakefield, operated by Ideal Carehomes, are celebrating after receiving a CQC (Care Quality Commission) rating of ‘OUTSTANDING’ in their first inspection since the home opened in 2021.

Hepworth House is one of seven residential and dementia care homes in England to be rated ‘OUTSTANDING’ in all five areas on inspection, which are designed to ensure that care homes are safe, caring, effective, responsive, and well-led.

During the visit, CQC inspectors observed the residents’ experience in the home. They spoke to several residents, their families, and staff members, seeking feedback on the service the care home offers.

In the resulting report from the CQC, Hepworth House was found to be focused on the safety and happiness of its residents, commending the staff’s passion for providing compassionate and dignified care. One resident commented,

‘Staff do anything you would like them too, they are good, caring people. They are very patient, and they ask if there is anything I am worried about.’

Regarding safety in the home, the report highlighted how ‘extremely proactive’ staff were in keeping residents protected and comfortable, whilst treating them with kindness and consideration. One relative commented,

[The staff] take the time to discuss [residents’] needs and to involve themselves in the wider family. You really do feel that they care and are interested and investing in their residents.”

Inspectors found that the residents living at Hepworth House were supported to maintain their values and felt ‘truly respected and valued as individuals’. One resident, who said she had missed having her own garden, spoke about how the care staff had given her the opportunity to get involved in designing the home’s garden. She said,

‘I made the decision to move to this care home, and one thing I missed was my garden. I now feel like have my own garden at Hepworth House! I had a say in choosing the flowers and bushes. I have had a lilac bush in every house I have lived in, and now I have one

here. The lilac bush flowers were in mine and my mother’s wedding bouquet, so they’re very special to me.’

Inspectors also noted that the home promotes an ‘open, honest, friendly and welcoming culture’ for staff, residents, and their families, driving high-quality, person-centred care.

One staff member said, ‘I feel like I am needed, wanted, and valued and so do [our residents]. All the managers are supportive, and I would be happy for my own relatives to live here.’

Upon speaking to one resident’s family member, they added, ‘Hepworth House really is a ‘home from home’ and the management have been able to create a living environment that ensures that they have all the usual home comforts, but with the added bonus of excellent individual care when required.’

Sheila Grant, CQC Head of Inspection for Adult Social Care, said:

“When we inspected Hepworth House, we were extremely impressed by the level of support people received and found a service that provided outstanding care in all five key questions of safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led.

“To achieve an outstanding rating is a huge achievement. The whole team deserve to be congratulated for all their hard work and commitment.”

Thrilled with the outcome of the inspection, Home Manager, Helen Batty, said,

‘I am immensely proud of everyone that has contributed to this outstanding report. Thank you to our incredible team at Hepworth House for their continued dedication to providing the very best person-centred care and to our amazing residents and their families for their unwavering support. We couldn’t have done it without you!’

To be truly outstanding we have to continuously work to maintain and consolidate what we have achieved and continue to seek to improve further the quality of our provision.’

Hepworth House is a luxury residential and dementia care home, operated by Ideal Carehomes. Offering 24-hour, person-centred care and 66 stylish en-suite bedrooms, Hepworth House is proud to be a Top 20 Care Home in Yorkshire and the Humber on carehome.co.uk. Ideal Carehomes is proud to have won the Large Residential Care Award in the Laing Buisson Awards 2022.

For more information, email hepworth.house@idealcarehomes.co.uk, call 01924 973 699 or visit idealcarehomes.co.uk.