Two Cornwall care homes have been rated ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and told they must improve.
Trecarrel Care Home in Tywardreat, who provide care for older people and can house up to 44 people, and Fernleigh House in Gunnislake, who accommodate up to 11 people in one adapted building, have both been branded ‘unsafe’ by the health and social care watchdog.
The CQC inspector visited Trecarrel Care Home in July after care professionals raised concerns about the care residents were receiving. The CQC report said the concerns were in relation to personal care needs not being met as well as care plans and risk assessments were not in place for some people.
Trecarrel Care Home has now been placed in ‘special measures’ and will be kept under review. If immediate action is not taken by CQC to cancel the provider’s registration, then the home will be inspected again within six months.
Fernleigh House failed an unannounced inspection and was placed in special measures following a second failed inspection in December 2017.
The CQC report said: “At the time of inspection, there was no registered manager employed to run the service. People were not safe living at the service. People were supported by staff who had not all been recruited safely; for example some staff did not have appropriate references in place or had not provided information about their previous job roles.”
By the final day of inspection, residents had been found alternative accommodation by the local authority.