A CARE home providing residential and nursing care for adults with additional needs was rated as 'Good' in its latest CQC report.

Oaklands care home, on Anick Road, Hexham, was inspected by the watchdog on June 8 and was found to have improved from its previous rating of needing improvement.

The CQC report, which was published on July 12, said: "There were enough safely recruited and skilled staff to meet people's needs and keep them safe. Staff were well supported. Staff received training to support them to care for people in the way they wished."

The care home was found to be safe, effective and well-led.

"People were kept safe from abuse and avoidable harm," the report said. "The service worked well with other agencies to achieve this. One family member said: 'Safe and brilliant here.'"

Staff also received training to be able to provide care to specific individuals including in epilepsy, positive behavioural support and first aid.

Relatives praised the environment and culture of the service, which they believed focused on the well-being and development needs of their loved ones. 

Inspectors said the home's registered manager promoted a culture based on supporting people's needs while developing skills and providing a good quality of life.