INSPECTORS have declared an Eastburn care home Outstanding in four out of five categories.

Croft House became one of only 36 out of 7,000 homes in the UK to receive four Outstanding grades following a recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection.

The home, in Main Road, is run by Giles and Vicky Bateman with a staff of 40 who provide personal care for up to 29 people aged 65 and over.

The CQC inspection, carried out in January, gave the Outstanding grade for Croft House being effective, caring, responsible and well-led, and gave a Good grade for safety.

Vicky said: “This is a phenomenal result and the staff are thrilled. In the whole of Yorkshire and Humberside only six residential homes including ours have Outstanding in four categories.

“Feedback about staff was truly exceptional. We want to thank them for their dedication and hard work, together with all the home’s families and friends who have supported them, all of which resulted in this fantastic inspection report.

“The home will be celebrating with their residents and friends with a party at Croft House, and the management team have organised a night out for staff to say a big thank you.”