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Longfield Care Home Achieve Beacon Status With The Gold Standards Framework

The team at Longfield Care Home in Maldon have been celebrating after receiving the news that they have passed their recent accreditation with the Gold Standards Framework (GSF) to achieve a ‘Beacon Status’.

The GSF is a practical systematic, evidence-based approach to optimizing care for all people nearing the end of life, given by front-line care providers.  GSF is accredited following in-depth monitoring to ensure team members continue to deliver high quality care, training and quality assurance to the people they support .

In order to achieve a ‘Beacon Status’, team members working in the home must go through a training scheme with the GSF and showcase knowledge and skills relating to end-of-life care. If these team members, then pass the course, the care home in which they work can then be accredited and certified in end of life care by the GSF. If a care home can then sustain and evidence continued good practice, they can be considered for ‘gold’ and ‘platinum’ status in future accreditations.

The team at Longfield Care Home are delighted about this recent achievement, which showcases their continued dedication to providing quality, dignified care to person until the end of their life.

Gina, the Home Manager at Longfield Care Home said this in response to the achievement, “We have always been very proud of the excellent end of life care and support we give to people and their families, and we are absolutely thrilled to now have this recognised Nationally through this GSF accreditation.”

Helen Bennett, Regional Operations Director in Essex, stated how proud she was that the home had achieved such a brilliant achievement particularly given the additional pressures the pandemic has placed upon care homes.