National report highlights care company’s work

Lorraine Clarke with CQC Chief Inspector, Andrea Sutcliff
Lorraine Clarke with CQC Chief Inspector, Andrea Sutcliff
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A company which provides personal care and support for adults in their own homes has been highlighted in a national report.

ClarkeCare, based in Bury St Edmunds, has been singled out for the quality of its work in the newly published State of Care Report 2015/16, published by health watchdogs, The Care Quality Commission.

Last week, co-founders, Lorraine Clarke and Simon Curtis were invited to Central Hall, London, for the publication of the report and to meet other professionals in the care profession

Earlier this year, the company was rated ‘outstanding’ by the CQC.

“Everyone at the company is delighted that we have been given national recognition for our work and been described as a beacon for other companies,” said Lorraine Clarke.

“Being featured in this report is testament to the dedication of the team.”

Founded in February, 2014, ClarkeCare now employs 17 staff and provides practical and emotional support to clients in and around Bury St Edmunds.

It supports people recovering from an illness or operation as well as people living with life changing conditions such as dementia, multiple sclerosis and Huntington’s disease

The CQC report states that though nationally, adult social care is ‘approaching tipping point’, ClarkeCare stood out for its ‘strong, visible person-centred culture’ and how clients ‘looked forward’ to visits from their care worker.

“It’s down to recruiting the right staff, training, hard work, dedication and spending proper time with our clients,” added Simon Curtis.

“We are more than happy to share our best practices and have already begun delivering consultancy days.”