A FAMILY-RUN York residential home that cares for three adults with learning disabilities has received the thumbs up from inspectors.
Yearsley Villa in Huntington Road was rated as good following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
The home, which has been run by husband and wife Steven and Sandra Taylor for 28 years, was inspected on December 1, with the report published last week.
Alongside the overall rating, Yearsley Villa was labelled good under the effective, caring, responsive and well-led headings, but received a "requires improvement" mark under safety.
Mrs Taylor said: "We are very happy with the rating. The improvements they told us to make have been put in place."
The report's summary stated: "The registered providers had up-to-date training and were skilled and experienced in their role.
"People using the service told us the registered providers were kind and caring. We observed positive interactions and people were relaxed and at home in their surroundings.
"People using the service were supported to make decisions and express their wishes and views. The registered providers maintained people’s privacy and dignity when providing care and support.
"People using the service were positive about the management of the home and the registered providers were committed to providing a safe and effective service that benefited and improved people’s quality of life."
It added: "The registered manager had not fully assessed the risks associated with fire safety, the safety of the home environment or how they would deal with an emergency.
"This could have placed people at risk of harm. This was a breach of Regulation 12 (2) (a) (b) of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014."
The same CQC bulletin saw a home near Selby, which provides residential and nursing care for up to 26 people, also rated good.
Mansion House in Main Road, Drax, which includes a 14-bed unit for dementia patients, was inspected on November 9.
Alongside the overall rating, it was labelled good under the safe, effective, caring and responsive headings, but requires improvement for the well-led category.
The report's summary stated: "People and their relatives told us they knew how to make a complaint but had never needed to. The service had received a variety of compliments."
But it added: "Records related to people’s food and drink were poor and contained significant gaps."
Another North Yorkshire home, Queen Margaret's Care in Filey Road, Scarborough, was however given an overall requires improvement rating.
The home, which looks after up to 44 older people with nursing needs, saw its safety branded inadequate.
It was also marked as requires improvement under the effective, caring, responsive and well-led headings.