Don’t take our word for it

We are proud of our home and here are just some of the recent comments that our residents gave to an independent inspector:

“I don’t think we could be better looked after in any care home in the country. I knew I could live here after three weeks. ”

"The staff are marvellous. They are very caring"


"Staff know me well. I chose to come here on the basis of the standard of care"

“Staff know what they are doing and always treat me well”

Here are some additional comments from our residents and their families:

“We count ourselves very lucky that we found such a good place for dad during his final year. Please convey our thanks to all your staff, each and every one of whom helped to make this year a fulfilling one, despite his infirmities.”

“I can't tell you how much it meant to Paul and I that Bunty was in a place where she was so well cared for. We are very grateful for the love and kindness you showed during the 7 years she lived with you. Thank you and the very best to you all."

"Doris was so happy to spend the last few years of her life at Southfield, in such a happy and caring environment. Her final days were treated with such care, dignity and respect and this was so appreciated by myself and the family."

“Having seen my mum just recently I can see a great improvement in her health since she came into your care. She now seems to be back to 'herself'. I can't be a regular visitor to my mum but I know she is well cared for.”

“It was my lucky day when I found you! Southfield House is a wonderful home and you are all absolute stars in the way in which you nursed, encouraged and cared for Doug. He was always safe, secure and happy in your hands.”

“I just wanted to thank everyone for the wonderful care and compassion that was shown to our very dear friend. She was very happy at Southfield and felt safe and wanted. She also appreciated everything that all of you did for her and was very grateful. She couldn't praise you enough.”

The Care Quality Commission is the regulator of health and social care in England. In its latest report, the CQC commented:

‘The family member we spoke with told us “We have had fantastic support from the staff at the home; all the girls are excellent with the residents”.'

‘People were protected from unsafe or unsuitable equipment and lived in a comfortable and well maintained home. ’

‘Everyone we spoke with said that the care workers were very caring and that they were well looked after. One person said "The staff are kind; nothing is too much trouble".’

‘All the people we spoke with said that they were treated with respect; one person said "I am treated with great respect".’

‘We also observed the care workers respecting the people's dignity and supporting people with choices to maintain their independence.’


‘One person told us the home had excellent cooks; "I always have two poached eggs every morning and they are cooked just as I like them".’

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“Thank you for all your help you have given me in these last few weeks. I am more grateful than I can say. Deepest thanks for everything.”

A present resident.

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