Blar Buidhe Care Home in Stornoway is celebrating having received a glowing report from the Care Inspectorate.

The team at Blar Buidhe were delighted to have received an impressive Care Inspectorate report that rated the home as ‘Good’ in all five inspection areas, demonstrating that the home is providing high standards of care for its residents.

During the inspection, Inspectors spoke to the residents of Blar Buidhe as well as their relatives who were full of praise about the home, specifically about the care and support that people received as well as the staff and the warmth and compassion shown to the relatives. One relative commented:

“She loves all of the staff from the minute she came. So upbeat here always something on the go, staff so friendly, bright atmosphere. Everyone is so approachable from the manager down.”

Another relative, Noreen Maciver whose mother is at Blar Buidhe, spoke very highly of the home, commenting:  “I am happy with the care at Blar Buidhe and I think that the Home Manager, Donald, is excellent, I really mean that, he really cares.”

Blar Buidhe’s achievements reflect its owner HC-One’s commitment to being the care provider of choice across its family of homes for individuals looking for the kindest care and support.

This is also demonstrated by HC-One achieving a 9.5/10 average rating on, the sector’s leading care home comparison website, with Blar Buidhe itself achieving a 9.7/10 rating.

The high rating shows that HC-One is one of the best companies in the care home sector as rated by service users.

HC-One Blar Buidhe’s Home Manager, Donald McIntosh said: “I am absolutely delighted with the progress we have made and very proud of the report; it is a credit to all of the Blar Buidhe staff.”

HC-One Managing Director, John Kirk said: “This rating is great news. I would like to thank the whole team for their commitment and hard work and congratulate them on such an impressive report.

“We are dedicated to achieving our aim of being the care provider of choice for those looking for the very best care and support, and employer of choice for the best, most professional, and kindest care staff.”

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HC-One was founded in 2011. HC-One stands for ‘Health’ and ‘Care’ and says: “We are one team, working with colleagues, residents and relatives as we strive to provide the kindest care.”