STAFF at a care home in Box are celebrating after the home scored higher than national average for performance in a new national survey.

Brunel House Care Home was given an Overall Performance Rating (OPR) of 897 out of 1,000 in the Your Care Rating survey by residents and 870 by their family members and friends, compared to the national average of 878 and 836 respectively.

The survey, which is now in its sixth year, gives residents and family members a voice by grading staff and care, home comforts, choice and having a stay and quality of life.

The standard of care at Brunel House was scored highly among the residents with 933 for quality of life and 919 for staff and care and 923 and 891 from family members respectively.

Joanna Neilson, care home manager at Brunel House Care Home, said: “It’s great that not just our residents, but their families and friends, value the care they receive at Brunel House Care Home.

“Most of our scores across the four themes are really positive, which shows that life for our residents is happy and fulfilling and is recognised by their loved ones.

“While we’re really pleased with our scores, we obviously want to get even better and the survey helps us do that by giving us direct resident and friends and family feedback.

“Families can also see at a glance which care homes are committed to raising standards and being transparent as they take part in the survey. Every care home resident, and their family and friends, should be able to speak up about their care and this is what the Your Care Rating survey does – it gives them a voice.”