THE nine care services run by Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) have been rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission.

This follows the autumn inspection of the trust's Red Lodge site, in New Earswick, York, by the independent regulator for adult social care in England and Wales.

Red Lodge’s ‘good’ rating has brought the service in line with JRHT’s eight other care services which include JRHT Independent Living Service, Hartrigg Oaks, The Oaks in New Earswick and Lamel Beeches in Heslington.

The trust also has an independent living service in East Yorkshire, Plaxton Court Domiciliary Care Agency in Scarborough, and services in Leeds and Hartlepool.

JRHT provides a variety of care services across these settings; covering domiciliary care, independent living services for those with learning or physical disabilities, and residential care with options for nursing care.

Tracy Rose, JRHT’s head of quality and compliance, said: “At JRHT we are committed to delivering the best possible service to all our residents.

"It is very positive for our frontline staff to be recognised for their commitment and the quality of the support they provide.”

JRHT’s chief executive, Campbell Robb, said the organisation was still keen to improve, and thanked staff for their work to achieve the ‘good’ rating.

He said: “We now have a strong platform from which we can launch our exciting New Lodge development, as well striving to improve our high-quality care services from being rated ‘good’, up to ‘outstanding’.

“We have faced challenges during 2017, but this improvement shows we are fulfilling our commitment to residents and their families to learn lessons and improve.

"I would like to say a huge thanks to everyone across the organisation who has worked so hard to ensure that we have achieved this.”