Inspectors’ reprieve for under-fire care home

A CARE HOME in Dewsbury criticised by inspectors late last year has now got the thumbs-up.

Manorcroft on Old Bank Road was rated good in all but one category by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Bosses at owner Silverline Care Ltd were told to improve leadership by hiring a registered manager.

A report published on April 15 said nobody was in post at the time of the inspection in February.

Safety, effectiveness, caring and responsiveness were “good” and the overall rating was “good”. It comes after a whistleblower complained about poor care at Manorcroft in December last year.

Back then, Silverline Care Ltd had just taken over, but the facility was still being run by the previous provider.

Manorcroft, which can accommodate up to 40 people, was found to be failing to meet standards.

But since Silverline Care Ltd took full control, staff now follow safe procedures for managing accidents, medicines and infection control.

The report found that staff were well trained and also work within the Mental Capacity Act and with deprivation of liberty safeguards.

Service provision was found to be well audited and staff fully engaged in on-going changes.

Leadership is split between a nominated person and other senior staff who are backed by two deputies.

The report said: “The provider has kept the CQC fully informed of the difficulties they have experienced in appointing a new manager...

“The deputy manager told us about the support in place and knew who to contact if they needed help.”

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