Re-enabled Support – Inadequate

What do you get if you cross an electrician and a psychiatric nurse practitioner? Inadequate care for vulnerable people. At least that’s the case here. Whenever I see a CQC report with this many domains marked inadequate I have to dig a little deeper. I usually start on the CQC’s own website. Which on this […]

CQC November’s targeted inspections

One of the reports from CQC in November updated an earlier inspection reports with a record of enforcement action taken, as follows: Virtue Care Ltd, 42 Alexandra Road – a condition was placed on the provider’s registration The registered person must not accept any new packages of care providing the regulated activity of ‘Personal care’ […]

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 […]