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NHS continuing healthcare & Adult Social Care Blog | 21st - 27th October 2020

  1. Family members fear for residents at Barchester Healthcare’s Yatton Hall as it announces plans to close the care home for refurbishment in January 2021. If you know a family member who has been given short notice to move out of their placement either temporarily or permanently, please contact our team on 01926 354 704.  To read the full article, CLICK HERE. 
  2. A CQC inspection of  Delphine Court in Darlington rated the home as inadequate in relation to home’s safety and being well-led.  The most recent inspection exposed significant concerns regarding insufficient infection COVID-19 prevention, inappropriate food storage, reportings of mould in resident bedrooms amongst other concerns. If you have any concerns about a family member’s placement, please contact our team on 01926 354 704. To read the full article, CLICK HERE
  3. The Whortlon Hall scandal exposed a ‘culture of restraint’ on disabled patients across mental health wards. This report demonstrates that CQC inspectors found mental health wards to be overtly restrictive, residents would be subject to years of solitary segregation and/ or seclusion and a sheer lack of staff training. To read more, CLICK HERE
  4. MPs warn that billion pounds needs to be invested into the adult social care sector to tackle the ongoing pressures and the recovery of the social care sector after the detrimental impact of COVID-19. To read more, CLICK HERE 

If you have concerns about yours and a loved ones care, speak to our team today by emailing Charlotte Bell at or Judy Timson at or call 01926 354704

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