Doncaster Council moves residents out of failing care home

Clifton Court Care Home, Clifton Drive, Sprotbrough. Picture: Andrew Roe
Clifton Court Care Home, Clifton Drive, Sprotbrough. Picture: Andrew Roe

Doncaster Council has begun removing elderly residents from a private care home where failing standards pose a ‘substantial risk’.

The local authority has taken the decision to move all the residents living at Clifton Court care home, Sprotbrough, into other private homes across the borough following a series of damning inspections by the Care Quality Commission.

In three inspections this year, the most recent on August 12, the CQC found the home was failing to meet four out of five basic national care standards.

Clifton Court care home has refused to comment.

A total of 20 people live at the home, and the local authority has already begun moving residents into new placements. Dave Hamilton, Director of Adults, Health and Wellbeing at Doncaster Council, said they are supporting residents and families to find alternative homes ‘as locally as possible’.

He added: “Both the CQC and the council remain concerned about the care planning, managerial and support processes at the home. We have met with relatives and shared our concerns with them and we will continue to provide support and advice to make sure people are able to move to a new home in an appropriate and timely manner.

“The council is committed to ensuring the highest possible quality of care for vulnerable and older people.

“We are working with the CQC on addressing issues at Clifton Court and will continue to support them in their monitoring of the home and in ensuring residents remain safe during this period.”