Social Media

The Care Inspectorate has confirmed it has started an investigation into the quality of care at a private School in Aberdeen. Established in 1975, Hamilton School in Aberdeen caters for children between three months and 12 years old. A spokesman for the Care Inspectorate said: "We have become aware of…
A Borders home care service has continued to fail clients with more missed and late visits, inspectors have found during an unannounced visit. The Allied Healthcare service, based in Hawick, has been rated ‘weak’ by the Care Inspectorate for the second consecutive time. Inspectors said ‘unworkable’ rotas which include no…
Almost half of care homes funded by Derby City Council are failing to meet national standards, according to a damning report. And nearly a quarter are failing in some way to protect their residents from harm. The report, by new health watchdog Healthwatch Derby, focuses on publicly funded care homes…
Childcare inspectors make sure the quality of childcare for children from birth to eight years is as good as it can be. Their inspections include crèches, childminders and school care. It also includes local authority or privately owned nurseries. If you love children and want to help make sure they…
Scotland's independent social care watchdog, the Care Inspectorate, has published two new reports into services for children and young people in two local authority areas. The reports are the first to be created following the successful pilot of a new method of inspecting services for young people, using the expertise…
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has announced it will inspect more community healthcare services. In plans unveiled last month, the watchdog said inspections would be carried out by larger teams that would spend more time visiting providers. A star ratings system allowing patients to gauge the quality of operators will…
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is to inspect more health services provided in the community. Inspections will be carried out by larger teams who will spend more time visiting services. The starting point will be inspections of large organisations that are commissioned to provide a wide range of NHS services…
A care home in the Borders has agreed not to admit any new residents until it tackles a list of 25 requirements and improvements. The Care Inspectorate's most recent inspection at Galashiels Nursing Home found a number of failures. It described care and support and the environment as "unsatisfactory" and…
A new report has revealed a catalogue of failings at a Crewe care home, with inspectors raising ‘significant’ concerns about residents’ wellbeing. The Care Quality Commission has issued Rosedale Manor Care Home with five formal warnings to improve after inspectors found it to be failing to meet all five of…
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has taken enforcement action against two care services run by the Isle of Wight Council, after inspectors found they were failing to meet essential quality and safety standards. Following an unannounced CQC inspection of home care services provided by The Gouldings, Freshwater, and The Adelaide,…
A support service for domestic abuse victims has received a glowing inspection report from a Scottish Government-funded watchdog body. Women’s Aid East and Midlothian (WAEM) provides information, support and temporary accommodation to women and their children who have experienced domestic abuse. Its Children’s Service provides care for a maximum of…
A care home operator ordered to close a site in Inverness has been instructed to make urgent improvements at a property it runs on the Black Isle. Watchdog, the Care Inspectorate, has issued RDS Healthcare with an improvement notice for its Marine House in Rosemarkie. The company has been asked…