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A children’s nursery in Paisley has been served with a formal improvement notice by Scotland’s social care regulator, the Care Inspectorate. The notice, served on Angels Day Nursery, warns that unless significant progress is made in addressing concerns raised by inspectors, the service could face having its registration cancelled. It…
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has issued details on how it intends to regulate, inspect and rate care homes and community adult social care in England. Following extensive joint development, consultation and testing over the last eighteen months, CQC has issued documents called 'handbooks', which will help care providers to…
Inspectors from the Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland will be visiting Glasgow in the coming weeks to examine how well older people are supported in the city. The joint inspection will look at how well social care and healthcare are working together to support older people. It will focus…
The Care Quality Commission has issued five formal warnings to Gainford Care Homes Limited stating that that they must make immediate improvements at Lindisfarne CLS Nursing, Chester-Le-Street, County Durham. The warnings follow an unannounced visit by inspectors to the home in July and August 2014, which was carried out in…
A nursery in Perth has been praised by inspectors after scoring top marks across the board in two consecutive inspections. Paint Pots nursery in the city was graded excellent across all quality themes for the second inspection in a row following an unannounced visit. The nursery is registered to provide…
A care home in Dumfries has been told it must make improvements after the quality of care and support it provided to residents was graded ‘unsatisfactory’ by inspectors. The Care Inspectorate carried out a high intensity inspection at Allanbank care home, a care service for adults including older people in…
Good work is being carried out to improve social care and safeguard vulnerable people in Wales’ care homes, but a new law to be introduced next year will strengthen the system even further, outgoing Deputy Minister for Social Services, Gwenda Thomas said. During a visit to a care home in…
Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles has announced that Rotherham Council will face an independent inspection after a report revealed 1,400 children were sexually abused over more than a decade. The inspection will be led by Louise Casey (pictured), the head of the Government's troubled families programme, and will examine whether…
Scotland's social care regulator has served a formal improvement notice on an Ayrshire-based care at home service. The Care Inspectorate has informed the service, HRM Homecare Services Ltd, of six aspects of its service which require immediate improvement. HRM Homecare Services Ltd is registered to provide an integrated housing support…
Manchester's child protection services have been downgraded to ‘inadequate’ by government inspectors. A report from Ofsted found Manchester City Council took ‘insufficient action’ to address local problems, which saw 486 children waiting ‘a considerable time’ for social work assessment. Concluding that vulnerable children had been left 'at risk', the town…
A South East Wales nursery has been forced to close while an investigation is carried out by social services into “serious issues of non-compliance”. The Stay and Play Nursery Ltd in Aberdare, which is understood to care for 34 children, has had its registration suspended. A spokesman from the Care…
Services for children and young people in East Renfrewshire are performing well, providing excellent support to families, a new report has revealed. It follows a joint inspection led by the Care Inspectorate and carried out by teams of inspectors from the Care Inspectorate, Education Scotland, Healthcare Improvement Scotland and Her…