Dystlegh Grange receives ‘Outstanding’ rating

A Greater Manchester care-home has been judged one of the very best in the country after receiving an “Outstanding” rating from the Care Quality Commission.

Dystlegh Grange is now in the 0.5% of all residential care homes in England.

Situated in Disley, near Stockport, the CQC lists Dystlegh Grange as being in the ‘Greater Manchester’ area – where only one other residential home out of 962 has the same accolade.

Registered Manager and co-owner, Brian Robinson, said: “It is incredibly fulfilling for our friendly, talented team to have this recognition from the CQC, who are the guardians of quality standards in care.”

The CQC awarded the “outstanding” rating after carrying out an un-announced inspection, when they looked at several important factors including how safe, caring and effective the service provided is.

Dystlegh Grange was once the 19th hole for Disley Golf Club, before being purchased in 1980. 

It was subsequently brought to life and transformed through a programme of imaginative re-design and development into the attractive blend of accommodation seen today.

Over the years, it has been shaped into Brian’s vision of how retirement living and care should be provided – a vision shared by the residents and managers, Joanne Bainbridge and Nicola Christie. 

Thoughtfully designed, the 37-individual apartment or open plan studio suites are surrounded by an informal neighbourhood of beautiful spaces for socialising with family and friends. Most suites enjoy either a private outdoor space or balcony, in addition to the communal gardens.

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