A care worker has been charged with assaulting a resident at a Leeds elderly people’s home where she was working, the YEP can reveal.
Marianne Manning has appeared in court over the alleged attack at Adel Grange Residential Home in Adel.
The 52-year-old, of Tynwald Drive, Moortown, Leeds, denied assaulting a male resident at the privately-run home on Christmas Day last year.
A safeguarding inquiry, led by Leeds City Council, was started but was then suspended when police became involved.
A Leeds City Council spokesman said: “A referral was made to West Yorkshire Police on February 27, 2013 and an investigation was put under way.”
West Yorkshire Police confirmed that Ms Manning was arrested on suspicion of assault and reported to court for summons in relation to the allegation.
She appeared at Leeds Magistrates’ Court on July 16 where she pleaded not guilty and was given conditional bail to appear next month.
In a separate move, the home has been ordered to make improvements after being criticised by a care watchdog over a lack of hot water in 12 bedrooms and damp on the walls of three.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) visited in June to check on improvements ordered after a previous inspection in January.
Inspectors said the home was still not meeting a national standard on safety and suitability of premises.
Their report said: “People used commodes in their bedroom and would therefore need hot water to wash their hands and likewise staff would need to wash their hands if they were assisting people with personal care.
“The home also runs the risk of infection spreading.”
The CQC has issued a warning notice to registered provider Parkfield Health Care Ltd.
Other standards checked, including on care, were being met.
A spokeswoman for the CQC said: “We are aware of a safeguarding concern that is subject to investigation.
“The care and welfare of residents is our utmost priority. We are monitoring the service as we would all registered services and if there is any need for action, we will use our powers accordingly.”
A spokesman for the home refused to comment on the case or the CQC report.