Learning disabilities home closed

Posted on June 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A care home registered for people with learning disabilities in Bedfordshire has been closed by the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI). The Commission obtained an emergency closure order in respect of 4 Beech Close, Dunstable, when it found that serious shortcomings identified in the last inspection of the home had not been addressed by the care provider – the Bedfordshire and Luton Mental Health and Social Care NHS Partnership Trust (BLPT). The CSCI was concerned that residents’ welfare at the home was not being properly safeguarded, staff were not receiving the support and training they needed and that there was not an adequate number of staff on duty at the home. The Commission says Bedfordshire County Council had assessed the needs of each of the residents and found suitable alternative accommodation on behalf of Bedfordshire Primary Care Trust.

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