On the 7th October NCF member WCS Care announced that they had become the first care home provider in the country to receive five outstanding ratings from the Care Quality Commission for their care provision. As a not for profit provider of care services in Warwickshire, WCS are demonstrating an ongoing drive for quality throughout all of their services.
This achievement is made all the more extraordinary if you recognise how few care services across England have received outstanding ratings and yet WCS Care have had five out of their 12 services rated as outstanding; almost half of all their provision.
Christine Asbury, Chief Executive for WCS Care, commented:
"In every WCS Care home, our teams always go the extra mile to provide the highest quality care because that is the way we think it should be done..."
"We’re delighted that Newlands has become our fifth home in a row to be recognised as outstanding by the CQC – it’s a fantastic achievement for people living and working at Newlands, who are incredibly proud of their home. However, we won’t be resting on our laurels – we’re always keen to push the boundaries of innovation and find new ways of responding to the ambitions of residents, so that every day is a day well lived."
Vic Rayner, Executive Director of the National Care Forum added:
“I am very pleased that all the hard work of the WCS Care leadership and staff has been recognised by the CQC. The achievement of one outstanding rating is no mean feat, so to have five services in a row rated as outstanding is quite phenomenal. In reviewing the CQC report, the strong message that stands out for me is how passionately those living at Newlands express choice and control. I am also pleased that this report highlights the growing role of technology in enabling people to develop and sustain independent fulfilling lives."
"Having visited a number of WCS Care services, I have seen first-hand how both the leadership and the care provision are demonstrated by all staff throughout services.”
WCS Care is an active member of the National Care Forum, the leading membership organisation for the not for profit care sector.