Derbyshire care home rated as inadequate

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A Derbyshire care home has been rated as inadequate in the latest inspections by health watchdogs the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The CQC inspectors have published their reports on 112 adult social care services in the central region, including eight in Derbyshire.

Among those, six Derbyshire care homes and homecare agencies have been rated as good with one rated as inadequate and one as requiring improvement.

The establishments which have been rated as good are:

• Buxton Home Support, Buxton

• Heather Vale, Hasland, Chesterfield

• Copperbeech, Smalley, Ilkeston

• Ability Ash Lodge, Chesterfield

• Elder Years Care Ltd, Somercotes

• Handley Care Services, New Whittington, Chesterfield

Ivonbrook Care Home in Darley Bridge, Matlock has been classed as inadequate while Masson House in Matlock Bath is rated as requiring improvement.

Sue Howard, Deputy Chief Inspector for adult social care in the central region, said: “People are entitled to services which provide safe, effective, compassionate and high quality care. If that is what we find on inspection - we give the service a rating of good, or outstanding.

“Where we find that services are not good enough, we will give a rating of requires improvement or inadequate. If we find that a service requires improvement, we will expect them to provide us with a full plan setting out how they will address the issue. We will share our findings with local commissioners, and we will return in due course to check that the required improvements have been made.

“Whenever we find a service to be inadequate, we will consider taking further action on behalf of the people who use the service.”

Under CQC’s new programme of inspections, all of England’s adult social care services are being given a rating according to whether they are safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led.

The full reports are available here.