Owners to close Lincoln village care home after damning inspection

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The owners of a local care home which was put in special measures by inspectors has announced the facility will close.

Some 19 residents of The Limes care home in Scopwick, six miles south of Lincoln, will need to find new accommodation.

Owners Ablegrange (Lincoln) Ltd have stated that the facility will not close until after Christmas, once all residents have found new homes.

As reported earlier today, Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors found residents in cold and filthy rooms when they arrived for an unannounced inspection on November 8, 2016.

The report noted: “We found in one bedroom a feeder cup with dried faeces on and spilt urine on the floor which was an infection risk.”

The inspectors added: “Staff did not treat people with dignity and respect.”

Lincolnshire County Council has said it is aiding with the closure and placements and that families have been made aware of the decision.

Pete Sidgwick, assistant director for Adult Care at the council, said: “We’ve been working really closely with the CQC to support the home to improve its standards.

“The owner has now taken the decision to close the home and we’re supporting every resident and their families to find a new placement.”

The Limes care home was contacted by The Lincolnite but did not wish to comment.