A RENFREWSHIRE charity has been praised for the quality of care it delivers to veterans.

The Erskine Home, near Bishopton, was put under the microscope by watchdogs from the Care Inspectorate, who conducted a detailed audit.

Inspectors focused on two key areas – how well the charity supports wellbeing and the standard of its care and support planning.

And, in their final report, The Erskine Home was awarded the highest possible mark of ‘excellent’ in both categories.

The rating was issued to recognise the “outstanding and sector-leading” care delivered by Erskine to elderly, disabled and frail residents, many of whom are also living with dementia.

Inspectors were also impressed by the compassionate, person-centred care being delivered by professionals with an in-depth understanding of each resident.

Erskine’s excellent use of technology-based systems to chart and promote residents’ health, wellbeing and medicine administration was also noted.

Derek Barron, Erskine’s director of care, said: “Care inspections are an important part of the regulatory and quality assurance framework for care homes across Scotland. It is therefore a delight when the Care Inspectorate inspect our home and gives us a grade of excellent.”

Ian Cumming, Erskine’s chief executive, added: “Everyone at Erskine is incredibly proud of this report, which emphasises our sector-leading role as a Scottish charity.

“However, we and our armed forces veteran residents simply would not be in this privileged position without our army of donors and supporters.

“It is they who help fund and deliver the unique in-house clinical expertise and technology, enhanced staffing ratios and recreational activities which make such a difference to the wellbeing of our residents.”