The care home has faced serious challenges since it was rated “inadequate” by the CQC in 2015. Special measures have only recently been removed, and the embargo on council funded residents lifted. Although the home is now accepting new admissions after the council noted significant improvement in care quality, issues of staff recruitment and financial difficulty remain.
The meeting emphasised the impact a dramatic reduction in resident numbers over the last couple of years has taken on their finances. The Trustees paid enormous tribute to the generosity of private backers which has seen the organisation through a tough transitional period, where government support for social care has decreased in real-terms year on year.
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