THREE nursing and care homes have been given the highest possible rating by inspectors.

Teams from the Care Quality Commission (CGC) found the services at Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath and Seaford to be outstanding.

Woodlands Nursing Home provides personal care, accommodation and nursing care for up to 28 people, some of whom were living with dementia or had varied health conditions.

Ms Ivanova said: “Woodlands is providing an exceptionally caring culture.

“Staff within the service had developed a positive, caring and compassionate relationships with people, exceeding everyone’s expectations with the ethos of the service being that of an extended family

“The commitment to high quality care was there and was reflected in how people were placed at the heart of the service.

“People were supported to maintain strong links with the community through meaningful imaginative activities.

“It was also great to find outstanding end of life care where people and their relatives were given exceptional support and treated with compassion throughout and following the person’s death.

“The team should be extremely proud of the work they do, and I do congratulate the staff at Woodlands for achieving our highest rating.”

Campbell Lyle, who jointly owns the home with his wife said everyone was delighted with the news.

He said: “It meant an awful lot to everyone when they heard all the positive comments that had been made by families and clinicians about Woodland.

“We have put in a lot of care and effort since we took over about 20 months ago and we are very happy with the result.”

Woodland’s sister home, Maplehurst in Haywards Heath, was given an outstanding rating in 2015.

Framfield House in Seaford is a residential unit providing accommodation and care to young adults with special educational needs who attend St John’s School and College.

The college provides care and medical therapy to young learners aged seven to 25, who have a wide range of complex learning disabilities, such as autism and related autistic spectrum conditions.

Inspectors found the learner’s experience of their care and support was overwhelmingly positive.

They were involved in the planning and reviewing of their care records and were able to direct their care.

They were also assisted using Innovative methods to learn how to manage their anxieties and emotions.

They discussed and shaped the activities they wished to take part in and were listened to.

The Disabilities Trust’s Beech Hill service in Haywards Heath registered to accommodate up to four people who require support with personal care.

It specialises in providing support to younger adults with autism and a learning disability.

Inspectors found in the service people mattered and the care was exceptionally personalised.

Each person had a trusted member of staff, known as a keyworker, who took a lead role in each person’s care and wellbeing.

Staff continuously looked for ways to ensure people had positive experiences and led fulfilling lives.

They also knew about people’s lives, their interests and talents and encouraged them to become more independent and try new things.

People and their relatives were involved in the planning and reviewing of their care and discussed and shaped their activities.