A CHRISTCHURCH care home has received an award for the most recommended care home in the south west.

Fairmile Grange received the Carehome.co.uk award for Top 20 Recommended Care Home.

The awards are based on more than 75,000 reviews from residents and friends and families of residents.

Fairmile Grange, which sits in the grounds of Christchurch Hospital, was ranked the number one care home in the Christchurch area.

It recently hit the headlines for arranging a pole dancing performance for residents.

Mary Maughan-Otten, home manager of Fairmile Grange, said: “We are incredibly pleased to have received this recognition in the carehome.co.uk awards for Top 20 Recommended Care Home 2018 for the South West.

"Fairmile Grange provides exceptional expert care in all five types of senior care needs; dementia, nursing, residential, respite and palliative care.

"Our purpose is to enrich the lives of residents by offering a place of safety, care and companionship.

"Our ethos at Encore Care Homes is “Making everyday extraordinary”.

"No two people are the same and that is why we are dedicated in making every person feel unique and cared for at Fairmile Grange."