A CARE home in Lees has received an across-the-board "good" rating following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) after being told a year earlier it "requires improvement".

Oakdene Care Home, in Stamford Road, got the rating overall and in all five categories - safety, effectiveness, quality of care, responsiveness and leadership - of assessment.

The facility is a residential care home and was specialising in personal nursing care to 31 people at the time of the inspection on September 23.

Residents told inspectors that they felt safe and happy living at the service. Potential risks to health, welfare and safety had been assessed and there was guidance for staff to mitigate the risks. People were supported by staff who had been recruited safely.

"Staff received appropriate training for their roles," the CQC said. "People told us there were enough staff to support them and to do the activities they wanted.

"Residents were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible and in their best interests.

"Policies and systems in the service supported this practice."

It said people were cared for by staff who were "kind and compassionate".

The report went on: "Staff were happy in their jobs which helped to provide a warm and relaxed environment for people to live in.

"People had built good relationships with staff and during the inspection we heard laughter and observed meaningful interactions.

"People received care and support in a way which met their personal needs and enabled them to follow their own routines, interests and beliefs.

"Residents were treated as individuals and chose how they spent their time."

The registered manager completed checks and audits on the quality of the service. People, relatives and staff were asked for their opinions of the service. When staff and residents made suggestions, they were acted upon.

At the last inspection, published on September 21, 2018, the home was judged to need improvement and there was a breach of regulations.

The provider completed an action plan to show that it what it would do to improve, and by when.

"At this inspection we found improvements had been made and the provider was no longer in breach of regulations," the CQC said.

"We will continue to monitor information we receive about the service until we return to visit as per our re-inspection programme. If we received any concerning information, we may inspect sooner".