Bucks-based Litslade Farm, a residential care home operated by Hightown, has received a five-star rating in a Dignity in Care report by Healthwatch Bucks, the independent local organisation set up by the government to assess health and social care throughout Buckinghamshire.

Litslade Farm was given five stars in all six assessed sub-categories, which included the treatment and quality of life of the residents. Further praise was given to the number and variety of activities available to residents and the emphasis on individuality and independence – qualities that lie at the heart of Hightown’s values. 

The report details Hightown’s success in creating a ‘relaxed, very personalised care home’ and commends the strong relationship between the staff and residents.

The team at Litslade Farm in the village of Newton Longville (near Milton Keynes) provides care and support for five adults with learning disabilities.

Samantha King, Manager of Litslade Farm said:

“Dignity in care is always at the forefront of our minds at Litslade Farm and the whole staff team works together to ensure that we offer choice on things such as activities and care provided. I was pleased to see that the inspection picked up that staff have created a really homely environment.”

“I’m really proud of the team. Thank you to all the staff for making a real difference in the lives of the people we support. Staff, residents and their families really enjoyed celebrating our success this week with a summer barbeque party!”

Litslade Farm is the second of Hightown’s Buckinghamshire care homes for people with learning disabilities to be rated five stars.  The team at 4 Old Barn Close in Gawcott were praised for their confident personal one-to-one interaction with residents.