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Regulator demands immediate improvement at care home in Bingley

15 February 2013
St Ives Disabled Care Centre
Elder Homes Bingley LLP
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  • Care homes with nursing

15 February 2013

The Care Quality Commission has issued a formal warning to Elder Homes Bingley LLP, Registered Provider, St Ives Disabled Care Centre, Bingley stating that they must make urgent improvements to standards of care or face further action.

The warning follows a visit by inspectors to the home on 19 December 2012 to follow up visits made in January and July 2012. St Ives Disabled Care Centre provides nursing care and accommodation for up to 54 people with physical disabilities.

During the inspection we looked at the care records of a number of people. In the majority that we looked at we found that the registered provider had not taken proper steps to fully assess individual needs and plan the delivery of their care.

Malcolm Bower-Brown, CQC’s director in the North said:

"The law sets out national standards that everyone who uses services should expect to receive. Providers have a duty to ensure they meet these standards.

“Elder Homes Bingley LLP has been warned that they need to address this issue as a matter of urgency”.

“We will return to the home in the near future and if we find that the provider is not making the required progress we have a range of powers at our disposal to ensure residents are receiving the service they are entitled to expect.”


For further information please contact the CQC Regional Communications Team, David Fryer 07901 514 220 or Kirstin Hannaford 0191 233 3629.

The CQC press office can be contacted on 0207 448 9401 or out of hours on 07917 232 143

Notes to editors

CQC has issued a warning notice to Elder Homes Bingley LLP, requiring action to meet:

  • Regulations 9 Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2010, care and welfare of people

A deadline has been set for improvement. If this deadline is not met, 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 essential standards. Any regulatory decision that CQC takes is open to challenge by a registered person through a variety of internal and external appeal processes.

About the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and social care in England.

We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage care services to improve.

We monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and we publish what we find to help people choose care.