A FLINTSHIRE care home is now rated as being in the top six in the whole of Wales.

Willowdale Residential Home in Buckley was given a 10/10 rating via carehome.co.uk, which is the UK’s leading care home website.

The website features all care homes across the UK and their relevant information, and gives service users and their families the opportunity to rate/review and provide prospective residents and their loved ones with the chance to weigh up facilities, activities and property. Care homes are able to access and act upon comments and feedback.

Willowdale has been rated a 10 based upon the ratings and reviews it has received – this is the highest possible rating on carehome.co.uk. Only five other care homes in Wales are 10s, non of who are in Flintshire, which places the care home in the top six in the country.

According to the website they have 1053 Welsh care homes listed, so to be in the top 6 is a fine achievement.

Stephanie Molden, Care home manager, said: ''Our wonderful team deserves this recognition. Every member of my staff works so hard to create and maintain a homely environment for the residents, and to give them the time and care that they so deserve.

''We are always striving for perfection, and will continue to look for ways to be the absolute best that we can be. Our home is as good as it is thanks to every single member of staff, and the people who live here. I’d like to thank our team for everything that they do, and for every time they’ve gone above and beyond the call of duty. This recognition is only what they all deserve.''

Vicki Weller, managing director of Your Health Limited who own Willowdale, said “This rating is so well deserved. The whole team works so hard to engage, enrich and care for residents; it’s such a lovely, friendly place.

''We couldn’t be prouder of manager Steph and her dedicated team of staff, and would like to thank residents and their family and friends for taking the time to celebrate our achievements via their reviews on carehome.co.uk.”