Last month's scores for care homes have been released – with three services in Hampshire given new ratings.

The Care Quality Commission gives ratings to care providers and other organisations across England. It rates how well the service is performing against various criteria – with overall rankings ranging from 'outstanding' to 'inadequate'.

The latest data from the CQC shows three providers have been rated in Hampshire in March.

Bury Lodge Nursing Home – a residential care home – was awarded a 'good' rating on May 21. Its latest inspection was on April 17 2019.

Another care home, Dunwood Manor Nursing Home, was also given a 'good' rating, having last been inspected on October 22 2019. The rating was published on December 5.

Finally, on February 19, Bonhomie Sarisbury Green was given a 'requires improvement' rating, with its latest inspection on November 24 2021.

The highest possible rating is 'outstanding': given to organisations exceeding expectations. Meanwhile, a 'good' scores shows the provider is meeting the CQC's criteria.

However, a service found to be needing improvement will not be up to the CQC's standards, and a service given an 'inadequate' rating will ordinarily be placed in special measures by the CQC.