A Bromley home care company has been awarded the highest possible rating by the government’s healthcare watchdog.

Home Instead Senior Care Bromley was rated ‘outstanding’ in its latest Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection on March 3.

Staff were described as “exceptionally compassionate and kind” and were applauded for once buying a vacuum cleaner and delivering it in their own time.

Former solicitor Karina Brown and care manager Sarah Larden run the company.

Ms Brown said the ‘Outstanding’ rating was the “icing on the cake” for the care provider.

She added: “Sarah and I aim to put our clients at the very centre of everything we do, and make improving their lives our number one priority.

“I am absolutely thrilled by the result of this inspection, and would like to take this opportunity to thank every one of our amazing staff for all their hard work.

“I know what good care looks like, and I know that is what we are providing – being able to do what we do and know that we are making a difference.”

The daughter of a woman who receives care by the company commented: “Lately there’s been a mysterious bunch of daffodils or tulips arranged beautifully in a vase on mum’s table.

“It’s her caregiver leaving a little bit of spring for the weekend.”

The CQC report stated: “Everyone who works there was passionate about delivering high quality care to people and recognised the impact of their work.”

Home Instead has 195 offices in the UK – with the Bromley branch being a member of the borough’s Dementia Action Alliance.