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Clean bill of health for Halstead care home

March 12th 2013

Following an unannounced inspection by the Care Quality Commission, Care UK’s Colne View in Halstead, one of Care UK’s newest homes, has been found to be fully compliant with government standards.

During the first routine inspection of the home since it opened in April 2012, it was found to be meeting all the standards tested by inspectors.

As the independent regulator of all health and social care services in England, the CQC sets standards for care homes and services in people’s own homes as well as hospitals, ambulances and dentists.

Inspectors judge services based on seven criteria

  • Respecting and involving people who use services
  • Care and welfare of people who use services
  • Meeting nutritional needs
  • Safeguarding people who use services from abuse
  • Management of medicines
  • Staffing
  • Complaints

During their visit to Colne View, in Dame Mary Walk, inspectors met residents, relatives and the care team and examined the homes administrative systems and processes.

They found Colne View was fully compliant with all the standards and made no special recommendations that further improvements were made.

Home manager Ana Tudorache said: “Although we’re delighted to hear we are fully compliant with CQC standards, it goes without saying that we intend to continue to maintain the high standard of care here at Colne View.

“We want to continually ensure that we not only meet quality standards, but surpass them.”

The full CQC report is now available online, visit

Colne View care home has a lively but relaxed atmosphere, including a ‘village green’ with its own coffee shop and cinema. Beautifully furnished lounges around the care home offer cosy spaces where residents can chat with friends and family, or join in with the many activities taking place.

Colne View
Dame Mary Walk
Colchester Road
CO9 2FF (For sat nav, please use post code CO9 2HD)

0333 434 3019

  • Residential care
  • Respite care
  • Day care
  • Palliative care