Bringing Care Homes back to the council pays off


It’s great to see the difference a Labour Council makes. Bringing back a care home transforming the quality of care for our residents.

A Trafford Council-owned care home – where staff are seen more like friends by residents – has been praised by inspectors.

Our Place, in Sale, was bought by the Council in March 2021 with care provided by Making Space, was inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and rated as ‘Good’ across the board. The report, which has now been published, highlighted high-quality care, with staff making sure residents were well looked after.

Cllr Karina Carter, Executive Member for Adult Services, said:

“This is fantastic news. We bought this care home so that residents would receive excellent care in the borough and this is what is happening.

It is so important that people are treated with dignity and that their needs are met. This is what is taking place at our care home and is testament to the amazing staff we have at Our Place.”

Inspectors noted that everyone they spoke to was happy living at Our Place, with one resident saying: “The staff are more like friends.” Staff were also praised for being caring, kind and respectful. Inspectors noted that residents were supported with activities, such as karaoke. Residents were encouraged to be as independent as possible. The management of Our Place was highlighted too for making sure residents were safe, well looked after and had their needs catered for.


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