Canning Town care home in special measures

Summerdale Court Care Home has been placed in special measures. Picture: PA/John Stillwell

Summerdale Court Care Home has been placed in special measures. Picture: PA/John Stillwell - Credit: PA WIRE

A care home has been placed into special measures after health inspectors found it “inadequate”.

Summerdale Court in Butchers Road, Canning Town, has just six months to get up to scratch or it could face closure.

Insufficient staff training and poor end of life care were among the complaints noted by inspectors in the Care Quality Commission (CQC) report, published earlier this month.

Over four unnanounced visits last October, inspectors expressed concern in the safety, effectiveness and responsiveness of the home, which provides care to 110 residents over the age of 65.

An “unhappy culture” was also noted among staff, though in the the Caring category the home “required improvement” but was not “inadequate”.


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“People and their relatives told us the staff were hardworking and people’s dignity and privacy was respected,” the report reads.

The home – which is run by provider Four Seasons (No 10) Limited – is now under review and expected to make significant improvements.

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A spokesman for the care home said they were “sorry it slipped from the standards we expect to provide” and that they were carrying out a “comprehensive improvement plan”.

He added: “Many of the comments related to care plans and records. We were already updating these and had introduced refresher training to support staff involved in writing plans.”

Read the report at cqc.org.uk

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