MP Praises “Brilliant” Team After Visit To ‘Outstanding’ Local Care Home

The Member of Parliament for Morley and Outwood, Andrea Jenkyns, praised an ‘outstanding’ care home after she took part in its 20th birthday celebrations.

Andrea Jenkyns MP said it was “fantastic to visit Dolphin Lane”, a care home that is rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the health and social care watchdog.

The local MP praised the “brilliant team for all they do”. She also described the residents’ art exhibition as “amazing”.

The MP met residents and the care team at Dolphin Lane, which supports people with autism and learning disabilities.

In the CQC’s most recent report of Dolphin Lane, inspectors said, “People and their relatives were universally positive about staff’s care and compassion”. The CQC described staff as “kind, attentive and patient”.

Residents from another home managed by Dolphin Lane’s provider, Daisy Vale House, also attended the birthday celebrations.

Both Dolphin Lane and Daisy Vale House are located in Thorpe, near Wakefield, and support adults with autism and learning disabilities. They are managed by Priory Adult Care, a division within the renowned Priory Group, the mental healthcare specialists.

Adele Taylor, Registered Manager at Dolphin Lane, said: “It was a real privilege to meet Andrea Jenkyns MP and introduce her to the residents and staff team. We all had a great time celebrating the home’s 20th anniversary and our residents’ successes.”

Rebekah Cresswell, Chief Operating Officer at Priory Adult Care, said: “I enjoyed the celebrations because it was a really good opportunity to reflect on the great work taking place at Dolphin Lane and Daisy Vale House. I am grateful that Andrea Jenkyns MP came along to meet staff and residents. It was a pleasure talking to her about the excellent support we give to residents at both homes.”