A CARE home in Peeblesshire has received a generally positive report after a visit by inspectors.

Whim Hall, in West Linton, is registered to provide accommodation to a maximum of 44 older people, of which six can be under the age of 65.

At the time of the visit by the Care Inspectorate 28 people were living at the home, which is run by St Phillips Care Limited.

The report found that new management had “brought stability to the home”, that staff were knowledgeable about people’s care needs and supported residents in a “genuine, caring and respectful” manner.

In evaluating quality, the Care Inspectorate uses a six-point scale of which one is ‘unsatisfactory’ and six is ‘excellent’.

Whim Hall scored three scores of ‘good’ and two of ‘adequate’.

The inspectors did advise management at the home to continually monitor staffing levels, with agency staff having been brought in to provide cover on occasions.