A CARE home in Witney has been praised by the health watchdog following its latest inspection.

Richmond Village Care Home in Coral Springs Way was rated ‘Good’ by the Care quality Commission (CQC) after a visit from inspectors in December.

The home was previously rated as 'requires improvement' following its last inspection in December 2017.

In their report the inspection team commended the care and support offered by staff at the 63-bed home.

However, inspectors said relatives and staff told them they felt 'inconsistencies in leadership' had affected how Richmond was run.

Published yesterday, the report states: "People were supported by staff that had the right skills and knowledge to fulfil their roles effectively. Staff told us they were well supported by the management team."

Inspectors added: "People told us they were treated with respect and their dignity was maintained. People were supported to maintain their independency."

The home was rated 'good' across four of the inspection measures (safe; effective; caring; and responsive) but was rated as 'requires improvement' in the well-led inspection measure.

The previous manager had left in November and at the time of the inspection the home was being led by a newly appointed clinical lead, while a new manager is scheduled to start work this month.

Speaking about the management the CQC report stated that records were not always complete or up to date, however, the provider's quality audits had already identified these shortfalls and they were working through the action plans.