Coun­cil­lor asks home ques­tion

Solihull News - - IT TALK -

A SOLI­HULL coun­cil­lor has sought as­sur­ances that steps are be­ing taken to pre­vent a re­peat of the wellpub­li­cised prob­lems re­ported at a Chelm­s­ley Wood care home.

Chel­mund’s Court, in Pomeroy Way, was en­gulfed in con­tro­versy this sum­mer, af­ter a Care Qual­ity Com­mis­sion ( CQC) in­spec­tion ranked it “in­ad­e­quate” in all ar­eas.

Since then the op­er­a­tor, Run­wood Homes, has been fol­low­ing an im­prove­ment plan.

Coun­cil­lor Jo Fair­burn ( Lib Dem, Ol­ton) said that Run­wood was build­ing a new fa­cil­ity in her own ward and asked: “What are we go­ing to put in place to make sure the same thing doesn’t hap­pen in an­other of their homes in our bor­ough?”

Caro­line Pot­ter, fi­nance man­ager for adult care and sup­port, said that the coun­cil was look­ing to work more closely with “any provider” plan­ning to open a home in the bor­ough.

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