The CQC report saw the service rated ‘Good’ in two key areas: Safe and Well-led. The other areas: Effective, Caring and Responsive were already rated as ‘Good’ from a previous inspection in 2021 – giving Trafalgar a ‘Good’ rating overall. Trafalgar joins our other care homes in Weymouth, Agincourt and Crecy, as rated ‘Good’ overall by the CQC.
(Pictured from left: Trafalgar Care Home Deputy Manager Roxii Owen, Registered Manager Zoe Price and members of the Trafalgar Care Team with their ‘Good’ CQC report)
Trafalgar Care Home is Good
The inspection was carried out by a CQC inspector and an ‘Expert by Experience’ – someone who has personal experience of the same type of care service, of whose findings impact on the inspector’s judgement.
The inspection report noted that residents of Trafalgar felt safe and relaxed, and cared for by kind team members. Voices from the residents were always sought, either through informal conversation or through the newly-formed residents’ committee, which actioned requests and ideas, such as a new notice board in the communal area.
Visiting professionals were also interviewed about their experience of the care team and leadership: providing positive feedback on the responsiveness and communication from Trafalgar. The report also found the Trafalgar care team to be supportive and committed to each other, who in turn felt valued by the senior staff and Registered Manager Zoe Price (pictured below).
Registered Manager of Trafalgar Care Home, Zoe Price said:
We are delighted that Trafalgar Care Home has been rated ‘Good’ overall and in every key area: Effective, Caring, Responsive, Well-led and Safe by the CQC during their recent inspection.
It’s rewarding that all the hard work and commitment of everyone at Trafalgar has been recognised by the CQC, and is a true reflection of the incredible community that residents, relatives and team members alike have built together. However, we remain a dedicated team on a journey of constant improvement.
“I’d like to thank my fellow care home managers for their support and, most of all, my team at Trafalgar.
Nestled in the quiet, leafy surroundings off the Dorchester Road in Weymouth, our Trafalgar Care Home provides high-quality affordable residential, respite, palliative and end-of life care for people living with dementia and cognitive impairment. Our home is only a short walk from the beach and is served by the nearby bus route, making it a very accessible location for visiting family and friends – who are always encouraged to pop in.