An Asheldham care home has been praised for its commitment to supporting residents with learning disabilities.

Deansbrook Farm, in Southminster Road, was rated good across the board by the Care Quality Commission after its inspection found the families of residents were confident the “excellent” staff could care for their loved ones and make them happy. The inspector said: “The management team and staff were committed to providing a person- centred culture which valued people as individuals.

“Staff were intuitively caring and were observed treating people with dignity and respect.

“People were receiving personalised care responsive to their needs, including access to health care services.

“Staff worked well with other professionals and services to ensure people received the support they need to stay well and safe.”

The watchdog said there was a “good” level of morale, and staff were always happy to work for residents, despite some of the difficulties that could come with the job.

A staff member told the inspector: “We work as a team and pull together.

“It can be tough going here, but I don’t feel any burn-out – the manager comes to help, when we need it.”