Reading care home 'must improve' to ensure safety of people with learning disabilities

The care home in Wensley Road, Coley Park, was inspected by the Care Quality Commission.
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A small, local care home for people with learning disabilities has been told to improve to ensure the safety of its residents.

The Care Quality Commission said the home in Wensley Rd, Coley Park, needed to improve:

  • the way it handled medicines after an inspector found some that were out of date
  • background recruitment checks on new staff, after gaps were found on staff files
  • essential checks on premises, after a long delay in arranging a fire safety visit.

However the inspection also found that the staff were caring, with both residents and relatives agreeing that workers supported them.

At the time of the inspection, in October 2019, three people were living at the care home. The inspection report was published on 16 December 2019.

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