Achieve Together… failing again

A couple days ago I wrote a post about Achieve Together collecting awards for supposed excellence from Laing Buisson, at the very same time as the health and social care regulator, CQC, were finding their services to be failing people, not just a little, but a lot. Today I’m back with another new report from […]

The Hollies

The Hollies is a residential care home for 10 people who have a learning disability and who are autistic, in Westcliff on Sea, Essex run by Eldercroft Care Home Ltd, rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission. CQC inspected The Hollies in February this year, rating it inadequate for the first time. We carried out […]

Autism Anglia – Lambert House

I’ve not even opened this report yet but I’m feeling uneasy. In part due to the large number of red dots indicating the sheer state of the place, but also because Autism Anglia are a charitable provider. My recent post reviewing the November CQC data release found that if you were learning disabled or autistic […]

Heathcotes Yorkshire Supported Living and Avalon Care Home

Two more updates on social care for learning disabled and/or autistic people that CQC have recently rated inadequate. You can see all the reports on the Curated Content section of my site here, if you’d like to just go straight to the relevant CQC information without my commentary. First up today, Heathcotes Yorkshire Supported Living, […]

The Phoenix and Forge House Services

This is the first blog post reporting on the detail of Care Quality Commission reports finding inadequate care, that I’ve written, rather than sharing the information on Twitter. Consider it a little experimental, I’m going to pick and choose what to highlight and would welcome feedback on whether its useful. Given the number of reports […]

Care homes for learning disabled and autistic people in England providing inadequate care

Since July 2022 I’ve been regularly reporting on care for learning disabled and autistic people that the regulator in England, the Care Quality Commission, has found to be inadequate. I have been using Twitter to share the reports, the overview findings, lowlights (they definitely aren’t highlights) and any action taken by the regulator. I was […]

Connor Wellsted – our boy for ever more

I’d like to tell you about a little boy called Connor Wellsted. I spoke to one of his foster parents, Shazia, and she told me about Connor, his life, and what is understood about his death following his inquest. Connor was born in April 2012 in Sheffield, he was born prematurely and acquired a brain […]

Day 10 Gaia Pope Sutherland’s inquest

Today, the tenth day of Gaia’s inquest, the whole day was spent hearing evidence from her aunt, Talia Pope. Her evidence will be finished tomorrow morning, but as I’m unfortunately not available to hear it, I thought I’d blog now. The coroner took Talia through her evidence, and she also played a number of recordings […]

Day 9 Gaia Pope Sutherland’s inquest

Today in court we heard the first of the evidence from Gaia’s family members. After another delayed start due to housekeeping and scheduling matters which we are not permitted to report upon, the jury were brought into court just before 11am. Clara Pope Sutherland, Gaia’s elder sister, was called to give evidence. After confirming some […]