Sheffield care home’s safety fears

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A Sheffield care home has been told to make improvements by the health watchdog after inspectors raised fears over poor safety standards.

Carrwood House, in Grimesthorpe - which looks after adults with learning disabilities and mental health problems - was visited unannounced by the Care Quality Commission, which said facilities were in need of ‘repair, renovation and maintenance’ and that staff and residents were ‘at risk of accidents and harm’.

A report said inspectors arrived during building work and found a lack of warning signs, as well as not enough ‘organisation and preparation’.

One resident’s room could only be accessed by ‘steep and unsafe’ steps, and there was no planned programme of maintenance work.

But the report said staff were ‘caring and compassionate’, food was nutritious and records were kept up-to-date.

Carrwood House’s owner Fred Marshall said the report’s comments about safety were ‘misleading’ and that the home ‘posed no immediate risk’.

“We pride ourselves on the high level of care that we provide to our residents,” said Mr Marshall.