A COUNCIL-RUN home that specialises in the care of people with dementia has been given top marks by inspectors.
Claremont House in Heckmondwike is owned and managed by Kirklees Council Adult Services. It provide specialist long stay and respite care
for older people with dementia.
Care homes are regulated by the Commission for Social Care Inspection, which gave Claremont House an excellent rating.
The Commission is responsible for monitoring the standards of most private, voluntary and local council care services. Evidence of good and poor practice is used to provide their judgement. It is taken from the people who use the care home, their carers and family and also staff who deliver care home services.
Clr Shabir Pandor, joint Cabinet lead for Adults and Communities said: “The quality of life for people with dementia living in care homes is hugely affected by the way staff communicate and care for them. “