Brid home closes

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A residential home which cared for people with learning disabilities and other conditions has closed due to financial reasons.

Rose Park, on Park Avenue, was closed down because the owners decided the facility was “not financially viable”, according to a spokesman for the Care Quality Commission.

The home had looked after people who required nursing or personal care as well as those with learning disabilities.

It comes after Rose Park was handed a “warning notice” regarding the safety and suitability of the premises in December last year.

However, unannounced inspections in March and April this year found the home had improved in these areas.

An inspector said: “We took enforcement action in the form of a “warning notice” regarding the safety and suitability of the premises and we made compliance actions for cleanliness and infection control, recruitment of staff, staffing levels and quality assurance.

“We undertook this focused inspection to check that they had followed their plan and to confirm that they now met legal requirements.”

Inspectors found that e found that action had been taken to improve the safety of the premises, infection control practices and staffing levels.

The service was rated ‘good’ in terms of its safety and leadership, but scored an overall ‘requires improvement’ rating because work was still needed to address staffing issues.