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Wath-upon-Dearne Care Home receives Elite Food Hygiene Rating

Davey Taverner - 17 March 2023

Byron Lodge Care Home, which is situated in Wath-upon-Dearne, is celebrating following an inspection by the Environmental Health who have inspected the service and not only given them the highest Food Hygiene Rating of 5 Stars but also given them ELITE status award.

Byron Lodge Care Home, which is part of the We Care Group, was recently inspected by Environmental Health and was awarded a 5 Star Rating, for 5th consecutive time making it eligible for an ELITE Award.

The Elite Award recognise food businesses and businesses that provide food on the premises, such as care homes who have consistently achieved the highest rating on three or more occasions. Any business that achieves this distinction can be proud of their achievement, whilst Consumers can have confidence in that Elite food businesses have a consistent hygiene record.

As Byron Lodge has received a 5 Star Rating on five consecutive occasions they have been recognised as OUTSTANDING which is an fantastic achievement.

The team at Byron Lodge works incredibly hard to provide residents with a wonderful varied menu, with all meals prepared with fresh, locally sourced, seasonal produce taking into account the individual tastes and dietary needs of the people it cares for.

The home prides itself on their menus, which will satisfy even those with the smallest or most discerning of appetites; from breakfast through to dinner, residents can discover something different with fresh flavours and lovely, well-presented meals.

Their great chefs are always keeping themselves busy in the kitchen creating new and exciting dishes for everyone to enjoy, as well as freshly baked cakes for afternoon teas.

Lindsey Thawley, Manager at Byron Lodge Care Home said “It is wonderful to once again, receive the 5 Star Rating from Food Standards Agency, which is testament to the hard work of all the catering team.” She continued. “We had never heard of the ELITE Award before so were amazed to hear we had been awarded the highest accolade of OUTSTANDING. We have a fantastic team in our kitchen and we are all proud of their achievement.”

Bernie Suresparan, Executive Chair, We Care Group said “Mealtimes are such an important part of the day for many people living in a care home and it is great to hear that the home has received a 5 Star Rating from Food Standards Agency.” He continued. “To also hear that the home has an ELITE Award, which has scored the home OUTSTANDING, is incredible proving the high standards we expect within our homes are being achieved.”

The We Care Group, which has been operating for 16 years, is building a good reputation in the local areas, where it has homes, as part of its drive to be care home provider of choice in the communities it serves. During 2022 it was shortlisted for 19 prestigious care awards which is testament to that good reputation and a fantastic achievement for such a small care home group.

Pictured : left to right: Lindsey Thawley, Manager, Byron Lodge Care Home, Dawn Priestley and Donna Holt both Chefs in the home.

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