A TEESDALE complex has scored well in a national survey of care home residents.

King's Court, in Market Place, Barnard Castle, registered an overall performance rating of 916 out of a possible 1,000.

The home, operated by Care UK, achieved scores of 985 for quality of life, 957 for staff and care, 773 for choice and having a say and 911 for home comforts meaning the residents highly rate the standard of care they receive.

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The survey, Your Care rating, is the country’s largest and most authoritative survey of care home residents, with results are used by families when choosing a care home for a loved one.

Home manager Mitch Lloyd said: “We’re delighted with our results from the 2013 survey.

“All of our scores across the four main themes are high and it just goes to show that the reality of day-to-day life in a care home such as ours is very good, something which is often at odds with the public’s perception.

“That said, we still want to get even better and the results give us crucial feedback on where we can improve.”