People ate with fingers in Inadequate care home

Holme House

CQC inspectors found people eating scrambled egg and baked beans with their fingers in an Inadequate West Yorkshire care home.

Holme House Care Home, which is run by Milelands Limited, was placed in Special Measures following an inspection in February.

Debbie Westhead, CQC’s Deputy Chief Inspector for Adult Social Care, said: “People were not always supported to live in a way which maintained their dignity. We saw people using their fingers to eat food such as scrambled egg and baked beans, which is unacceptable.

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“Whilst eating with their fingers may be better for some people, we would expect them to be provided with appropriate finger food.”

Ms Westhead also highlighted safety issues in the home with no fire extinguishers available in some parts of the service.

Cleaning materials were also stored in an unlocked cupboard and not enough suitably qualified staff were on duty.

The CQC said it was working with Kirklees Council to ensure the safety of people at the home.

To read the full report click here.

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