Residents living at Drayton Court think care home regulator have got it right

Former car industry gaffer Colin Yates, 73 started as a grinder  at the age of 15 and worked on iconic cars such as the Morris Minor and Mini Cooper.  

Colin - who says he knows a thing or two about how being the boss after spending his whole career at Longbridge - presented the new outstanding rating award to Drayton Court's manager Shirley Randle.

Colin moved to Drayton Court a year ago and says "It is such a lovely friendly place, the staff really go the extra mile, and all of us living here think CQC got their rating spot on! I feel right at home at Drayton Court."   

Drayton Court achieved the highest possible 'outstanding' rating following arigorous inspection.   Only half a per cent of care homes inspected in England  have so far achieved this top rating. 

"CQC spoke to a quarter of the residents, nine relatives, a visiting health professional and a staff cross section  such as the cook and carers to make sure they had a rounded view of the care we provide," explained WCS Care Chief Executive, Christine Asbury. 

"At WCS Care we take it for granted that you will receive the highest quality of care and we work hard to make sure that's what people get.  But good care is about so much more than that - it's about being in charge of your life and having lots of opportunities to carry on doing the things you've always done. CQC recognised this aspect of our care,  of course we're delighted they recognised this because it truly reflects the hard work of everyone at Drayton Court".