A few words from our owner Jack Meredith
“At The Lakes, we have one simple goal: to provide the very best facilities and the highest possible standards of care to the people we care for.
“We are totally committed to perfecting what we do and how we do it. That commitment forms the bedrock of our reputation. That’s why we’ll never be complacent why we’ll continue to invest in the premises, in our staff and in appropriate training – all in the pursuit of excellence in care.”
Quality, Facilities & Training
“We have always ensured that our staff at The Lakes are appropriately trained to deliver care to our residents. That includes those who suffer with dementia. At the Coniston Suite, we have specialist facilities, carefully and specifically designed to care for people with a diagnosis of dementia. Through ongoing staff training and investment, we aim to make The Lakes the number one care home in Tameside.”
Up until its sale in 2020, the Lakes Care Centre 1983 had routinely achieved a rating of ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Once sold, however, it struggled under its new buyer and between 2020 and 2022, its rating fell quickly. So much so that in October 2022, it was placed into administration and was facing a closure notice. For several months, it was kept open only thanks to the efforts of the administrators and Tameside M.B.C.
In September 2023, however, it was reacquired by its founder and original owner, as we explain here in our news article.
Our company – The Lakes Care Centre Limited – is now operating under a new CQC registration and we are making rapid progress on a £1.5 million project to transform the centre. Our goal is to raise the centre’s current rating of “Requires Improvement” to “Good” or “Outstanding” within just two years.
We are making great strides towards this ambition and, in September 2023, we were named the winner of the Transformational Teams category in the 2023 CRISTAL Care Awards, which are jointly organised by Greater Manchester Integrated Care and Tameside Council.
Following the award announcement, managing director Jack Meredith said: “Having inherited a rating of “Requires Improvement” from the previous owners, we are now making a huge investment in the centre to turn things around as quickly as possible. Work is now well under way, and we fully intend to return The Lakes to its status as one of the best Care Homes in Tameside.”