Staff and residents at a Cirencester care home are celebrating after receiving a ‘Good’ rating following their most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection.

Inspectors visited Watermoor House in November and were impressed with the ‘effective and appropriate systems, processes and practices which ensured the home ran smoothly’.

It was the care home's first inspection of the service since it re-registered with the Care Quality Commission in May 2018.

Previously the care home was registered under Gloucestershire Old Peoples Housing Society, who received a 'Requires improvement' rating back in January 2018.

Now under a new name, the care home scored good in every inspection area including safety, effective, caring, responsible and well-led.

Georgina Heley said: "We are thrilled with the recent inspection result and the recognition of our hard work and our ongoing team effort at Watermoor House, where we are totally committed to giving our residents a compassionate, dignified and family-oriented caring environment.

"We always get to know our residents and their family and friends.

"Watermoor House is a fantastic place to live and work and we will continue to ensure our residents are happy and well cared for."

Watermoor House provides residential and respite care for up to 39 residents who are either over the age of 65 years old, require nursing or personal care or suffer from dementia.

At the time of inspection, there were 32 people living at the home.

The inspector noted that the environment was kept clean and well maintained, and that risks were identified, managed and reduced.

Staff were described as ‘kind, caring and compassionate’ and the inspector concluded that ‘people were treated equally and their individual preferences and wishes were respected’.