Four members of staff at Surrey Heights Care Home in Brook Road, Wormley have been arrested on suspicion of neglect.
After visiting the residential home, which is run by CHD Living, two men were arrested on suspicion of neglect, whilst tow further people were arrested on suspicion of neglect and common assault.
Jon Stanley, who is the operations director for Surrey Heights said that “On December 23 2014, Surrey Heights reported concerns they had in relation to four staff members at the home to Surrey County Council’s Multi-disciplinary Safeguarding Team, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and to Surrey Police. The staff members were subsequently arrested and also suspended from work by Surrey Heights. Surrey Safeguarding Team and the police have currently raised no further concerns in relation to the management and care provided at Surrey Heights and we are pleased and reassured that the home’s reporting policies were appropriately followed. We are unable to make further any comment at this time due to ongoing investigations.”
Surrey heights provides care for up to 39 residents, including those living with dementia.
Residents at a Dewsbury Care Home were delighted to receive a visit from Emmerdale’s Kelvin Fletcher recently as part of the ‘Gift for Granny’ appeal.
The ‘Gift for Granny’ appeal was set up by local businesswoman Stacey Crowther who decided to start collecting Christmas presents for elderly people who otherwise might not receive any presents.
Ms Crowther said that ‘Christmas, for most of us, is a joyous time filled with laughter and family, however for some care home residents this time of year can be a particularly lonely time,”
Kelvin Fletcher visited the Ashworth Grange Care Home in Dewsbury as his contribution to the appeal.
A care home in Watford has opened a pioneering ‘dementia cafe’ for the use of its residents, their friends and families.
The cafe at Prince Michael of Kent Court has been developed using a grant from the Department of Health following comments from health Secretary Jeremy Hunt that dementia has replaced cancer as the biggest challenge facing the NHS.
Debra Keeling, who is the Deputy Director of Operations at RMBI, who manage the care home said that ‘The project is the final chapter in our extensive refurbishment programme which has had such a positive impact on the staff and people with a dementia who live and work in the dedicated Dementia Support Unit. The café plays a huge part in our providing a relaxed and homely environment, which in turn will result in our residents being more able to participate in daily life, therefore increasing their emotional and physical wellbeing.’