Compliance articles

Country Court Care home placed in ‘special measures’

Country Court Care home placed in ‘special measures’

Country Court Care’s Lostock Lodge in Northwich, Cheshire has been placed in special measures after being rated ‘inadequate’ by the CQC.

Regulator welcomes progress at Runwood Homes’ services

The care regulator in Northern Ireland has recognised improvements made at two Runwood Homes’ services which have been the subject of enforcement action.

Ombudsman warns councils over intermediate care responsibilities

Local authorities have been reminded of their responsibility not to charge people for the first six weeks of intermediate care following an investigation into North Somerset Council.

QCS launches ‘Care Practice Essentials’ toolkit

As part of its ‘Building a Caring World’ philosophy, QCS has launched a free ‘Care Practice Essentials’ toolkit, specifically tailored for developing nations in the Commonwealth.

Runwood Homes fails in bid to halt home closure

Runwood Homes has failed in its bid to halt the closure of a home described by regulators as posing a “serious risk to life”.

‘Good’ CQC rating confirms care home turnaround

An Orchard Care service previously rated Requires Improvement has been given a Good rating across all assessment areas.

Barchester celebrates third Outstanding CQC rating

Red Oaks care home has become the third Barchester Healthcare home to achieve Outstanding.

Home under police investigation remains in special measures

Sussex Health Care’s (SHC) Orchard Lodge in Horsham, West Sussex has remained in special measures following a CQC inspection in January.

Assault case against former Four Seasons carer quashed

A Court case against a former Four Seasons care assistant has been thrown out following appeal.

New manager helps turn around Orchard Care home

A new manager has been praised by the CQC for helping turn around a failing home.