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The Haven Care Home achieves GOOD overall rating in first CQC inspection

Exterior shot of The Haven Care Home.

The Haven Care Home achieves GOOD rating in first CQC inspection.

The Haven Care Home (Boston, Lincolnshire) has achieved a rating of GOOD in their first full Care Quality Commission inspection, following Black Swan Care Group taking over the service in 2019. 

A CQC inspection aims to assess the care service in a wide-range of categories, provide a rating which accurately effects the service provided, and allow care seekers to find the perfect care home for them. 

The report is split into 5 main sections to assess the overall standards of care within the service to ensure compliance with latest industry standards; government guidance, and to ensure all staff within the home are fully trained and suitable to perform their roles. 

The homes are assessed in the following 5 categories:

Is the service safe?

This section is ensuring that residents within care homes are effectively protected from abuse and harm.

When the CQC inspector asked a resident at The Haven Care Home if they felt safe within the service, our resident responded: “Yes, I feel safe. I have my breakfast medication each morning, and they keep it clean”.

Is the service effective?

This section focuses on the homes ability to evidence that people’s care, treatment and support achieved good outcomes and promoted a good quality of life, based on available evidence.

Within the report The Haven Care Home was described as ‘The home provided a good environment for people. It had been refurbished before it reopened and was a pleasant environment to spend time in’.

Is the service caring?

This section focuses on the homes ability to evidence that the service actively involves residents, and that they are all treated with compassion, kindness, dignity and respect.

When CQC inspectors spoke to our residents loved ones during the inspection, they were told that staff had effectively supported a resident to reconnect with an old friend after years apart. Our residents daughter told inspectors: “The staff member who went with my Dad was on their day off. They (Staff) do go out of their way to help”. 

Is the service responsive?

This section ensures that the service provider is meeting the needs of it’s residents.

Since the service reopened in 2019, their have been no official complaints against the service. A relative told inspectors “If I have any concerns I ring and they are very good. I have no complaints but I would feel confident to raise an issue if needed”.

Is the service well-led?

This section assesses the service to see that leadership, management and governance assured high-quality, person-centred care; supported learning and innovation; and promoted an open, fair culture.

Staff told the inspector that they felt the home manager (Evangeline Girling) was approachable and was driving improvements within the care provided, as well as improving the morale of the staff team. One staff member told the inspector: “I love the staff I work with”.


We are incredibly proud of the entire team at The Haven Care Home in Lincolnshire who have worked tirelessly with compassion, dedication and commitment to our residents throughout the last eighteen months.

The last two years have been full of unexpected surprises and it is a poignant occasion for us to be able to thank you for your hard work to ensure our residents receive the best care possible whilst with us.

You are all superheroes, and well done on this significant achievement.