THREE care homes in Chippenham are celebrating after they were all rated outstanding for the second time by the Care Quality Commission.

Owner of Cocklebury Farmhouse, 13 Greenway Park and 79 Malmesbury Road Phil Taylor, who he manages with Simon Willis, credits his staff as one of the main reasons the care homes did so well, as they go above and beyond the line of duty.

The homes accommodate 23 adults of all ages who require nursing or personal care and have learning disabilities.

Since their last inspection in 2013, the homes have been expanded to provide care for more people, and staff have been working hard to keep the outstanding rating and get the recognition they deserve.

Mr Phil Taylor, said: “We are hugely proud and the staff are absolutely taken aback with receiving it again.

"They are all so proud of the home because of the amount they all want to be with the people who are with us.

"We currently have two residents who have been with us over 30 years which is quite amazing, and my staff stay with us for a considerable amount of time, they form strong bonds with the people they look after.

"Everyone is part of the family we look after.

"Staff take them home, take them out on their own, will take them shopping.

"They enjoy spending time with them and treat them as friends.

"We like to keep them active, and we also do about six different holidays a year, taking people to places that interest them.

"It isn't a requirement by local authorities but we do it because the residents enjoy it so much.

"I feel so incredibly proud of the staff and the resources we provide."

To celebrate, last month they held a party for residents, staff and family members at Chippenham Rugby Club with food, and steam traction engines.

There were also special appearances from ex-rugby internationals Shane Williams, Andy Powell and Jason Forster.