New Concern over Failing Bradford Council Care Homes

Shock report; more than half of Bradford’s care homes and homecare services are failing key standards indicators.

Bradford Care Homes report fail key standards

As more of us reach old age cuts in funding put quality care increasingly at risk

The new report by the National Care Quality Commission indicates that care homes in Bradford are performing far worse than average.

The survey focuses on five key areas

  1. Is it safe?
  2. Is it effective?
  3. Is it caring?
  4. Is it responsive?
  5. Is it well led?

A local care home owner, Conrad Czajka said that the findings were a result of years of underfunding and financial uncertainty and warned of a serious crisis facing the care sector.

He blamed the difficulties also on competing with the NHS to retain staff on wages considerably less than those offered there and secondly the high level of dependency needs.

The Council member responsible for social care said that it refused to place residents with providers who were ‘not up to scratch’

Tory Group Spokesperson said that the new precept being added to Council tax bills may produce more available funding.

Some care homes and services bucked the trend- Yorkshire Housing Limited’s Park View Home near Lister Park in Manningham got a ‘good’ rating and Homecare Agency Supported Living Service run by Bowling based firm United Response got a ‘good’ rating also.

Full details can be found at http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/14310936.Key_targets_failed_by_more_than_half_of_district_s_care_organisations__watchdog_finds/