Thursday, 11 August 2016

Mendip House rated inadequate

"CQC inspectors found Mendip House in Highbridge, Somerset was Inadequate for being Safe, Effective, Responsive Caring and Well-led. To read the full report and ratings for all key services click on this link:"

"The service accommodates six people who have autism and complex support needs. Five people live in the main part of the home; one person lives in a self-contained annexe. People living at Mendip House can access other facilities attached to Somerset Court which include various day services provided by the National Autistic Society."

"Inspectors found people living in the service had not been kept safe. A number of serious allegations, such as abuse, neglect and degrading treatment of people, had been made. One staff member raised their concerns with inspectors directly as they had no confidence that the provider would take their concerns seriously and act on them. The concerns were reported to the police and the local authority safeguarding team immediately whose investigations continue."

Mydaftlife sumarises the report: HERE

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