A care home has received a "good" rating after an unannounced inspection.

Staff at the Allington Bupa Care Home in St Albans were commended by the Care Quality Care Commission (CQC) for providing safe and effective care.

Inspectors said both elderly and relatives were positive about the care being provided in the home.

It was also found that the staff support those living in the home in making individual choices about their and lives, as well as supporting them in maintaining relationships with loved ones.

In the report the safety of the home was also praised as inspectors said staff know each resident's care plan in detail and work effectively with GPs and hospitals.

One relative said: "We are very happy with the care, the staff are lovely, they know everybody's name. Staff are caring and you can see they care about the residents."

It also praised the staff's attitudes to the elderly people with dementia and other conditions, highlighting the range of activities provided to keep them happy and stimulated.

Home manager Abi Ajiboye said: "We’re incredibly pleased with the result. The team here work extremely hard to ensure our residents have the safest and happiest time when they’re with us.

"We always push ourselves to improve the quality of our care, and it’s good to know that the improvements we’ve made so far have paid off."