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CQC has warned Littleton Holdings Limited that they must make immediate improvements

17 January 2014
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17 January 2014

When the Care Quality Commission CQC visited Samuel Hobson House unannounced on 25 November 2013, we found that the service was failing to meet the national standards that people should be able to expect.

As a result, CQC has issued formal warnings to Littleton Holdings Limited, telling them that they must improve in the following areas by 06 January 2014:

  • Regulation 9. (Outcome 4): Care and welfare of people who use services. People did not receive care that ensured their welfare and safety.
  • Regulation 10, (Outcome 16): Assessing and monitoring the quality of service provision. The service was not protecting people against the risks of unsafe care and treatment by not effectively assessing and monitoring the quality of service provided.

CQC will return unannounced in due course to check whether the required improvements have been made. This page will be updated when the findings from that inspection are published. For more details of the findings from the inspection in November 2013. Read the full report here.

If the required improvements are not made within the set timescale, CQC has a range of enforcement powers which include restricting the services that a provider can offer, or, in the most serious cases, suspending or cancelling a service. CQC can also issue financial penalty notices and cautions, or prosecute the provider for failing to meet national standards.