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Formal warnings have been issued to a Berkshire care home where a 73-year-old man was found dead earlier this year. A 63-year-old woman from Bracknell was arrested on suspicion of murder after Colin Partridge was found dead at Ascot Nursing Home in Ascot, Berkshire. She was bailed until June 16.…
A housing support service for people with dementia in Midlothian and East Lothian has been given top marks by the Care Inspectorate. Inspectors gave Mid and East Lothian Services, a branch of the charity Alzheimer Scotland, top marks of ‘excellent’ across the board following an unannounced inspection. It is the…
A South Lanarkshire care home has been told it must improve the quality of care provided to residents after an unannounced inspection by the Care Inspectorate. Inspectors said outstanding concerns remained from earlier inspections at Lornebank Care Centre in Hamilton, despite some evidence of improvement. The service has been graded…
A care at home service on the Isle of Skye has been praised by the Care Inspectorate, Scotland’s social care regulator. The service, Crossroads Care - Sky and Lochalsh, based in Portree, has been graded ‘excellent’ for the quality of care it provides at two consecutive inspections. This is the…
SCOTLAND’S social care regulator, the Care Inspectorate, has praised an Edinburgh-based fostering and adoption service. The services, provided by BAAF (Scotland), received top marks across the board at two consecutive inspections. This included grades of ‘excellent’ for the quality of care and support provided. In their inspection report, the Care…
An Edinburgh care home has been criticised by the Care Inspectorate following a unannounced inspection earlier this year. Guthrie Court Care Home was graded “weak” and “unsatisfactory” in all areas of the inspection, which took place in March. Inspectors had found serious concerns at an earlier inspection in October 2013…
Sherbrooke Lodge Care Home in Glasgow must urgently improve the quality of care it provides, the Care Inspectorate has warned. Inspectors found serious concerns last August and made 24 requirements for change. However, after an unannounced follow up inspecton in February, Inspectors found that only two had been met, although…
An Aberdeen care home has been ordered to make improvements after inspectors found standards had dropped since making earlier recommendations. Aberdeen City Council has suspended admissions to Banks O'Dee Care Home following the report. The Care Inspectorate rated Banks O'Dee as weak for its care and staffing, saying staff did…
A West Lothian nursery has been told it must make improvements after an unannounced inspection by Scotland's social care regulator, the Care Inspectorate. The Squirrel Collection Nursery in Broxburn was graded '2 – weak' for quality of care following an inspection carried out in February. It is the second consecutive…
Dozens of elderly patients were kept in a major hospital despite being well enough to be discharged, according to an inspection report which raised grave concerns about the care given to older people. According to a new report from Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS), 48 patients who were listed as "delayed…
A respite unit in Dumfries and Galloway has been praised by Scotland's social care watchdog after it received top grades at two consecutive inspections. Station Brae Respite Unit in Newton Stewart received grades of '6 – excellent' across the board after an unannounced inspection completed in March. A spokesman for…
Ofsted has found that outstanding leadership in Cafcass has led to a wholesale transformation in organisational culture, radically improving the services children and families receive, and has steered the organisation to receiving an overall grading of good in its first national inspection by Ofsted. In a new report, Ofsted found…