A care home in Sale has received a good rating from inspectors.

The inspection, carried out by the Care Quality Commission, the regulator of health and social care, rated the Amberley Care Home ‘good’ overall, an upgrade from its previous ‘requires improvement’ rating.

The report, published at the end of last month, gave a ‘good’ rating when asking whether the Delaunays Road care home was safe or effective.

Inspectors found that medicines were now managed safely, whereas the previous inspection report, published in December, had said delays and poor time management meant they were not being kept safely.

The provider was also found to no longer be breaching regulations relating to Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard authorisations, which were not being identified and complied with last time.

However, inspectors still said the service required improvement in answering whether it was well-led.

Inspectors said changing the rating would require ‘consistent good practice over time’, and the question will be revisited at the next comprehensive inspection.

Improvements in the areas of governance were identified, and the provider was found to no longer be in violation of regulations pertaining to good governance.

Lisa Astley, the home manager, commented: “I joined the care home in early 2023 and was instantly impressed with the team who are some of the most dedicated and committed people that I have had the pleasure of working within this sector. 

“It is through our collective teamwork that we strive to provide the very best in person-centred care for each of our residents and to make sure that every day they have the very best quality of life. 

“The team are so engaging and genuinely care dearly for the residents and I am so delighted that their efforts have been recognised on our recent inspection.

“The Amberley really is like an extended family, the home is really friendly and offers an engaging environment where there is always lots going on, everyone goes out of their way to get to know the preferences of each of the residents to ensure that they feel supported as well as having companionship and the very best in care around the clock.

“As the world has opened up post Covid-19 it’s been great to be back fully integrated within the local community, enabling our residents to enjoy more of the things that they love and enjoy.”