The team at Trinity House in County Durham celebrated a great result in their latest CQC report by hosting a special lunch for staff, people they support and their families.

The happy event took place at the Glebe Centre in Murton, where Service Manager Nicola Harrison made sure everyone was congratulated on their contribution.

The CQC awarded Trinity House a ‘Good’ rating in the Safe, Effective, Caring and Well-Led categories, and they achieved ‘Outstanding’ in the Responsive field.

Nicola said that the meal was her chance to bring together everybody involved in Trinity House’s success to celebrate.

Nicola said: “I gave everybody who came to the meal a keepsake trophy that said ‘Team Work Makes the Dream Work’ on it because that’s the truth.

“We were delighted and overwhelmed by the CQC report, so the lunch was the perfect way to say a big thank you to everyone.

“It was a joy for our team to see all these wonderful people together in one room having fun, sharing great food and chatting together.”

Before the lunch, the people supported at Trinity House were able to choose their own meals using special picture menus. Their families were also able to pick their choice of lunch ahead of time, so everybody got to enjoy their favourite foods.

After lunch, Nicola gave an emotional speech of thanks and then welcomed Tom, the granddad of Laura Curry, who is supported at Trinity House.

Nicola said: “Tom stood up and thanked our team for the support we provide to his granddaughter Laura.

“I felt really emotional when he said that he couldn’t wish for her to have a better team around her and told everyone they were outstanding. It was a wonderful end to a lovely celebration.”