Frethey House receive a ‘Good’ in all areas

Frethey House care home in Taunton, Somerset, has been praised in its latest CQC inspection report for its’ warm, spontaneous and respectful staff. The home was rated as providing a ‘good’ care service in all areas in the inspection and staff were seen to demonstrate best practice in their approach to care, treatment and support.

Frethey House provides residential and nursing care for up to 41 residents; it was given a ‘good’ overall rating for providing a safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led care service in the inspection which took place in February.

The CQC report praised Frethey House saying “staff interactions were warm, spontaneous and respectful, laughter and playful dialogue was witnessed throughout the day.”

One resident told them: “The staff are all lovely, very caring and they get on well together. I could not be better cared for anywhere else no matter how much I paid.” Another said: “I am safe, warm and well cared for. They never forget about me and know me so well.”

The report continues, finding staff always to be kind and caring and noting that Frethey House has attained the Gold Standards Framework (GSF) accreditation for providing better outcomes for people approaching end of life care.

To find out about people’s experience of living at the home inspectors spoke with 17 residents and six visitors, sitting and engaging with them. Inspectors spent time observing care in communal areas and in people’s rooms and spoke to staff about the experiences of those they supported. Records regarding residents and the running of the home were inspected including care and support plans, personal files and records relating to medication.

Susan Flowers, Home Manager, said: “At Caring Homes we want to ensure that every home is just that – a caring home and we are all extremely happy at the praise we received from inspectors in the report following their visit to Frethey House.

“All members of the Frethey House family were observed during the inspection and were seen to treat our residents with warmth, kindness and dignity at all times. All of our team members, residents and families work well together to support each other and we are delighted to see that our service has again been rated as good by the CQC in every category.”

Frethey House

Home Manager

Tracey Jepson


Frethey Lane,
Bishops Hull,

0808 223 5505
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
To Whom it may concern,

RE: A message from the CEO and Clinical Director

At Caring Homes we are following the latest Government advice and stopping visitors to all our homes, except for essential visits by healthcare professionals who will be required to adhere to strict protocols.

We understand that this may be very difficult for families but we are clear in our duty to ensure we protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our Residents and Colleagues as our top priority.

We want you to know that you can contact your loved ones through calls, emails, video and social media and we will support our Residents to view any messages you send over. We are confident that the teams in our homes are doing all they can to ensure that life remains as comfortable and sociable as possible. There will be a full programme of activities delivered by our in-house health and wellbeing teams.

We hope you will understand and support these actions and any further subsequent measures we might need to put in place.

Yours sincerely