Auditors say a care home should be given a "pat on the back".

Carlton Court Care Home, Bells Hill, Barnet has been accredited for the high standards of hospitality by a care quality assessment firm, Hospitality Assured.

Carlton Court exceeded the minimum score of 60 per cent after receiving a 73 per cent on their first audit.

A Hospitality Assured spokesperson said: “This is an extremely high score for a first-time accredited business so they deserve a pat on the back.

“What a fabulous first time score, really well done.”

Carlton Court has also announced an open day on August 21.

The open day is to encourage local people to visit care homes in their community and to work together to develop relationships in the community.

As part of Care Home Open Day 2018, Carlton Court is hosting afternoon tea with the attendance of Barnet’s deputy mayor, Cllr Val Duschinsky.

The homes general manager Johanna Coughlan said: "This is a great way to show the excellent services on offer and the fantastic work that goes on at Carlton Court.

“Some people still have misconceptions about care homes so we are keen to dispel any myths and for people to come and have a look around, meet the team and our residents."