A homecare organisation based in Pimlico has received a top rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) .
Bluebird Care was deemed to have 'Outstanding' care, and received 'Good' ratings overall and for all other parts of its inspection.
The report said Bluebird Care “had a lead role in championing and supporting people living with dementia , which also impacted on quality of life for people living with dementia who used the service and in the wider local community”.
The organisation also ensured staff were specially trained in dementia awareness, including recognising the benefits of music, singing, activities and therapeutic touch.
Bluebird Care’s team of 45 care assistants deliver home and community care to adults with a wide variety of needs throughout both the City of Westminster and the City of London including: Baker Street, Knightsbridge, Lisson Grove , Little Venice, Maida Vale, Mayfair, Marylebone, Paddington, Piccadilly, Pimlico , Victoria and Queen’s Park.
Anne Cyron, whose mother was cared for by Bluebird Care, until her death in late January said: “My mum was determined to stay at home for as long as possible. Bluebird Care spent a lot of time with me and my um to really understand our needs, what kind of care we required, and what hadn’t worked for us in the past.
“When a terrible illness strikes it is difficult to find any positives, but I do feel that with this help I did the best I could for her.”
As part of their work in the community, Bluebird Care owner Peter Slough actively supports the Hymns and Pimms service which offers support and company to dementia sufferers and their carers at Grosvenor Chapel in Mayfair, and at the Berkeley Lunch Club at West London Synagogue, Marylebone.
Grosvenor Chapel community events officer Lis Hasted said: “From the outset, we have had the full support of Peter and his team, who have been wonderful assets to the group.
"It is very helpful to have Bluebird Care staff on hand, leaving me free to lead the session, knowing that they can effectively help in an unforeseen moment.”