CSCI acts to close two homes for poor care standards

The Commission for Social Care Inspection has had two care homes closed for poor standards of service in the past fortnight.

CSCI sought an emergency order last week to close the Trevine Court home in Worthing, West Sussex, which was granted by a court because of “serious risk” to residents. CSCI raised concerns over the standard of care at the home and said “uncooperative” conduct on the part of the owners “was detrimental to the health and well-being of residents”.

In a separate case on 7 September, a Staffordshire nursing home was ordered to close after residents were found to be at risk. CSCI obtained an emergency order to cancel the registration of the Heritage Court nursing home in Thames Valley Road, Lichfield.

Unannounced CSCI inspections in May and June raised concerns over failures to safeguard residents at the home, including a lack of checks on staff and poor healthcare and personal support.

CSCI’s regional director for the West Midlands, Sarah Norman, said: “Despite being given every opportunity, the owner and manager have failed to make the improvements necessary to meet national standards and provide adequately for the needs of the residents.”

The home’s 22 residents have been moved.

Both homes have the right to appeal to the Care Standards Tribunal.

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