Care home is rated as one of the top 20 in the south east

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A CARE home has been rated as one of the top 20 in the south east of England.

Barchester The Fernes in Fareham was chosen by residents and their families out of 3,119 homes in a scheme run by carehome.co.uk. 

The award is based on reviews of the care home written by residents, their friends and relatives.

Davina Ludlow, director of carehome.co.uk, said: ‘We feel the best people to rate a care home are the residents and their families and friends.

‘Their reviews reveal that many care homes are warm and happy places to live, where staff go that extra mile to ensure residents have a good quality of life and feel cared for.

‘Barchester The Fernes proved they provide a high standard of care and we’d like to congratulate them on being a top 20 care home. It’s a wonderful achievement to be recognised by the very people you care for. Finding the right care home can be so hard. We hope our awards help to make people’s search a bit easier.’

Catherine Bezer, general manager at The Fernes, said: ‘As a new care home, we’re thrilled to have already received so many positive reviews and be named one of the top 20. My team is passionate about delivering great care services and giving the people we care for dignity and choice at all times.’