Gloucestershire

Residents moved from Gloucester home amid care concerns

Twenty-three elderly people are being moved out of a nursing home near Gloucester, after concerns about the standards of care.

An unannounced inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) at the Uplands nursing home in Maisemore raised issues about safety.

The Gloucestershire County Council-funded residents are being found new accommodation.

A spokeswoman from Uplands said she had no comment to make at this time.

Improvements attempted

The CQC said the two members of staff who carried out the inspection last month had discussed their findings with the council.

"Our main concern is the well-being of the people who live there," a spokesman said.

The county council said attempts had been made for some time to bring about improvements at Uplands, but it had "become clear that standards of care could not be raised quickly enough to ensure residents' safety".

"We immediately stopped placing people at Uplands when safeguarding issues were raised," a statement said.

"The county council will organise the safe moves of all GCC funded residents. We will also support and help families and carers of all self-funded residents to arrange for their safe removal from Uplands if they wish to move."

There are 11 self-funded residents at Uplands and one funded by Worcestershire County Council.

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