Concerns over levels of care in failing care homes

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One in five care homes in central Lancashire do not meet all of the essential standards of care set by the health watchdog, the LEP can reveal.

The Evening Post has collated data using inspection reports published by the Care Quality Commission and found that 25 homes are not up to standard and enforcement action has been made against one. The remaining 104 homes are meeting all five inspection areas.

HELPING HAND: Debbie Westhead Deputy Chief Inspector Social Care (North)

HELPING HAND: Debbie Westhead Deputy Chief Inspector Social Care (North)

In recent weeks we have reported on a number of care homes that are failing and this prompted us to look at the bigger picture.

 

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