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Following an unannounced inspection, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has warned a Bristol care home it needs to make "urgent improvements". Sunnymead Manor, in the Southmead area of Bristol, was told it needed to take steps to "improve cleanliness and hygiene and protect people from the risk of infection". Inspectors…
Haringey Council’s children’s services department is making progress but still “requires improvement” according to a new inspection report from Ofsted. Giving an overall rating of “requires improvement”, the government inspectorate said: “There are no widespread or serious failures that create or leave children being harmed or at risk of harm.…
A North Ayrshire out of school care service has been given recommendations for improvement after it was graded ‘weak’ for the quality of care and support it provides to children. Scotland’s social care regulator, the Care Inspectorate, made the recommendations after an unannounced inspection at Towerlands Cottages Nursery and Schools…
Failing care homes could be put into a similar failure regime as poor-performing hospitals, the Health Secretary is to announce. Jeremy Hunt will say that most of the hospital trusts that were put into special measures a year ago have shown significant improvements as he announces that the initiative is…
A row has broken out over the closure of Leicester's Fosse Court Care Home, with the owners claiming they were subject to "inappropriate pressure" by inspectors. Central to the problems in the home has been last weeks arrest of four members of staff on suspicion of ill-treating residents. All 21…
A Welsh care company that employed a woman who defrauded a pensioner out of more than £6,000 is to be struck off the professional register. Porthmadog-based Gofal Gwynedd has been served a “notice of proposal for the cancellation of the service” meaning it will no longer be allowed to operate…
The Care Inspectorate has served a formal improvement notice on an Aberdeen nursery and it must now demonstrate significant improvement or face further action. The notice follows an inspection at All Stars Nursery in the city which raised a number of concerns. The report said youngsters had easy access to…
A care home for older people in South Lanarkshire has been warned it must make significant improvements after it was served with a formal improvement notice by Scotland’s social care regulator. Seven areas of concern were listed by inspectors from the Care Inspectorate following an inspection at Acorn Park Care…
Northern Ireland's health regulator has said it accepts the findings of a report that criticised how it handled a complaint about a County Antrim nursing home. The RQIA was criticised in the review into Cherry Tree House nursing home after it found the Carrickfergus home consistently failed to comply with…
A West Lothian care home for young people has received top marks from Scotland’s social care regulator, the Care Inspectorate. Selms House, in Kirknewton, was graded excellent across the board for the second inspection in a row following an unannounced inspection in May. The service provides close support and care…
Oxfordshire County Council's children’s services has been rated 'good' by Ofsted. The inspection covered services for children in need of help and protection, children looked after and care leavers. More than 3,100 children in the county receive a specialist children’s service and 512 are the subject of a child protection…
An Ofsted inspection of Knowsley Council's children's service has found widespread failures rating them "inadequate". Inspectors said the council had a high turnover of social workers in assessment and safeguarding teams - and inexperienced staff were carrying out visits to children. Ofsted's report said there were "significant weaknesses" in management,…