A Suffolk care home has been recognised amongst the best in the UK after it was given an 'outstanding' rating following an inspection by a care watchdog. 

RMBI Care Co. Home Cornwallis Court in Hospital Road, Bury St Edmunds, was inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in July and a report following the visit said the management team "led by example and put people at the heart of the service".

Inspectors also found people's views were valued at the home and they were consulted in planned improvements in the service. 

The report stated: "People were cared for by a dedicated and compassionate staff team who were valued and appreciated."

Inspectors also described a "warm and homely environment" at the service and said: "People were supported by staff, including activities staff who had the skills to meet their individual needs."

East Anglian Daily Times: Resident Mary Matter (102) and staff member Emma Gibson enjoy a ride on the rickshaw around the home’s groundsResident Mary Matter (102) and staff member Emma Gibson enjoy a ride on the rickshaw around the home’s grounds (Image: Submitted)

Cornwallis Court, which provides residential care, nursing care and residential dementia support for up to 57 residents, is now amongst the top five per cent of care homes in the UK that have recieved the highest rating by the CQC. 

It is also the fourth care home run by RMBI Care Co. charity to be rated 'outstanding'. 

Denise O’Brien, home manager at Cornwallis Court, said: "We are thrilled to receive our 'Outstanding' rating from CQC.

"Our staff are passionate about supporting our residents’ health and wellbeing, and helping them to live to the fullest."

Planning permission is currently in progress for a new care home on the site of the existing home, as the current building has limitations due to its age.

The new home, which will be built in phases to enable residents to continue living at the facility, will be designed to meet the needs of older people.