Specialist Rotherham care home found to be inadequate

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Inspectors have rated a specialist care home in Rotherham for adults with learning disabilities as inadequate.

The Care Quality Commission found Broomhaven Residential Care on Broom Grove was failing to provide safe, effective or well-led care.

The three-bed home has been told to make improvements or face further enforcement actionfollowing the inspection in November.

Four warning notices have been issued to the home setting a deadline for improvements for safeguarding people who use services from abuse, respecting and involving people who use services, staffing levels and quality assurance processes.

The report found staff lacked knowledge about how to keep people safe from risks of harm or abuse and the safeguarding policy did not describe the appropriate steps they had to take if abuse was suspected.

The CQC also said staff lacked sufficient understanding of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and did not always show people living at the home a high level of respect.

The provider did not have any formal systems for monitoring and assessing the quality of service and the registered manager was unfamiliar with the regulations and standards the home had to comply with.

Debbie Westhead, deputy chief inspector of adult social care in the north for the CQC, said: “While we did observe some caring interactions between staff and people living in the home, and noted that arrangements were in place to in place to regularly review people’s needs and preferences, we also found some concerns.

“The provider is failing to meet the basic requirements to ensure the safety of the people living at the home and we have told them that they must take action to resolve the issues we identified.”