A CARE home in Consett has been rated “good” by the health watchdog.

Staff at Brockwell Court treated residents with “compassion, kindness, dignity and respect”, said inspectors from the Care Quality Commission.

They said that residents enjoyed a “positive culture” and were encouraged to have “maximum choice and control of their lives”.

They enjoyed interacting with a local mother and baby group at the home, where they were able to sing songs and reminisce about when their children were little, inspectors said.

They also had regular access to local community facilities and enjoyed visits to the local area.

The report said: “People were supported to engage in activities they enjoyed and we saw the service promoted people accessing local community facilities and supporting them to go on trips.”

Inspectors described the home as “well led”, adding that the management team had created a calm culture.

Staff also described the home manager as “approachable” and “brilliant”.

The home, which is run by Four Seasons Health Care, provides nursing and residential care for up to 75 people.

Marjorie Condacos, managing director of North-East England, for Four Seasons Health Care, said: “I am incredibly proud of the team at Brockwell Court for consistently providing such a high standard of care to all our residents.”