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Admissions stop at Leeds home criticised by care watchdog

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A care home in Leeds for elderly people with dementia has suspended new admissions following a critical report by the care watchdog.

Adel Grange Care Home, in Adel, will not take in any more residents until problems identified by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have been resolved.

As reported in the YEP last month, the CQC’s inspectors found in June that there were continuing problems with the hot water supply and the condition of some bedrooms.

The home had failed to carry out improvements ordered in January.

A spokeswoman for the home said: “We have suspended admissions to ensure we rectify the matter.”

She added that the suspension was expected to last “a couple of weeks”.

The news comes as Leeds City Council announced it was resuming a safeguarding investigation into the home after a former worker was convicted of assaulting a resident.

Marianne Manning was found guilty at Leeds Magistrates’ Court on Thursday of slapping Michael Bunker, who was in his 80s, on Christmas Day last year.

A council spokeswoman said: “The safeguarding investigation has been on hold pending the outcome of the police inquiry.

“Now the court case is over the investigation will resume.

“The owner has voluntarily suspended new admissions for the time being.

“We are working closely with the home to support them in making improvements to the building as identified by the CQC.”

The spokeswoman for the care home said a meeting had taken place with residents’ families following Manning’s arrest.

She added: “We want to reassure families that our utmost concern is the safety and welfare of our residents.”

 

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