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The Ferns receives a five star rating

The Ferns receives a five star rating

Raund's newest and most luxurious care home for adults with Learning Disabilities, The Ferns, has been awarded 5 stars for its food hygiene standards.

The Ferns is the flagship home for Avens Care Solutions who specialise in providing exceptional home environments, combined with the very best in personalised care and support.

The home which received its Care Quality Commission registration last summer, after an extensive renovation and refurbishment, is celebrating after having its exemplary kitchen and food hygiene recognised on May 12th, during its first inspection.

Ratings of 'very good' for both Food hygiene and safety were received, as well as a 'very good' rating for Structural compliance. The kitchen also scored the maximum rating of "high" for Confidence and Management of the kitchen also.

Avens Care Solutions CEO Christopher Andrew's said: "We were delighted to be awarded the highest star rating for our food hygiene at The Ferns. Food and meals times are a fundamental and important part of daily life for our residents. Having a delicious menu for them to enjoy contributes a great deal to their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing."

"We are extremely lucky to have highly qualified and dedicated chef, Geraldine Maggs on board who is able to provide restaurant quality food from our 5 star facilities."

Geraldine went on to say: "I take pride in the food that I serve and this 5 star award reflects this. It is an honour to know we have been recognised as working to the highest level of food preparation and kitchen hygiene management."

"A daily menu is prepared which features highly nutritional meals and the very best quality dishes, which are freshly prepared for our residents to enjoy. I also take great care to adapt menus for specific requirements or dietary needs."

Under the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme, developed by the Food Standards Agency businesses are inspected to ensure that their hygiene standards meet legal requirements.

The award is a nationally recognized certificate, which informs customers at a glance of the premises Food Hygiene rating. An environmental health officer from the council audits the food premises and gives it a 1 to 5 rating, 5 being the highest achievable score. The audit covers food preparation, cooking, storage and the fabric of the building.

You can find out more about The Ferns by telephoning 01933 624406 or by emailing julie@avens.co.uk