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Sydenham House celebrates ‘Good’ CQC rating

Residents and staff at Sydenham House respite and residential care home in Bridgwater, are celebrating being awarded a coveted ‘Good’ rating from the Care Quality Commission.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) commended the care home, which is part of the not-for-profit Somerset Care Group, on its ‘positive culture’, ‘kind and respectful interactions’ between colleagues and residents, a ‘visible and supportive’ management team, and a ‘safe, clean and well-equipped environment that met [residents’] needs’.

Feedback to be proud of

Residents told the CQC inspection team that they are ‘well looked after’ and ‘treated with respect’, and that the care they receive is ‘brilliant’ and the ‘best you could ever get’. These comments echo independently-verified customer reviews for the home on, which rates Sydenham House at 9.5/10 for customer experience.

The CQC report also included feedback from the Sydenham House staff team, who told the CQC that they ‘felt supported, were happy in their roles and received appropriate induction, training and supervision’.

Recognition for all – and a party to celebrate

Sally Wheaton, Registered Manager of Sydenham House, explains what the CQC rating means to colleagues and residents at the home:

Receiving a ‘Good’ rating from the CQC is a reflection of the incredible Sydenham House team, who I am so proud to lead. The whole team shares a passion for delivering high-quality, person-centred care which puts our residents first, and it means so much to have this officially recognised by our industry regulator.

“This rating belongs to everyone at Sydenham House – every colleague, every resident, every visitor to the home, and the wider community which the home is at the heart of. That’s why we’re opening our doors and welcoming the community in for a celebratory garden party on Sunday 23rd June. We’re inviting people to join guided tours of the home and gardens, meet the brilliant team and our lovely residents, sing and dance to live music, tuck into a tasty buffet, and raise a glass to Sydenham House. We look forward to celebrating with you!”

All are welcome

The celebratory garden party is being held at Sydenham House on Frederick Road, Bridgwater, TA6 4NG on Sunday 23rd June, 2-5pm, on the eve of Care Home Open Week. To find out more about attending the event, or to offer your support, please call the Sydenham House team on 01278 422763.

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