A BOLTON care home has been rated good all areas following its latest Care Quality Commision (CQC) inspection.

Blackrod House, in Chorley Road, Blackrod, which offers full time and respite residential care, was praised as safe effective and caring by the watchdog when it was inspected on November 7.

The inspection followed two previous reviews by the CQC after which the home had been found to be inadequate.

As with previous inspections the service was rated as good for caring and effectiveness, and staff were lauded as “kind and caring”.

Further, in the latest inspection, staff were found to respond to call bells “very quickly”, and individuals interviewed as part of the inspection said they felt safe.

The dementia service was described as “a fun, happy place to be” where all the people “were entertained and stimulated”, and care-plans were described as being “person centred”.

The service was also found to be well-led, being regularly audited and checked, with inspectors recording that staff were well supported by management through regular supervision sessions and staff meetings.