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Adult social care compensation advice

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Inadequate quality of adult social care is a real problem at the moment. If care falls short and users are harmed, compensation can be an option.

As a result of increasing resource constraints caused by funding cuts, some people needing adult social care are reportedly not getting the service they need. Those with more complex needs can be the most vulnerable, and are often those with the greatest problems in accessing the care they need.

From people being left alone, to missed meals or just cold soup being left by beds, this is a growing problem that needs to be stopped.

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Overworked care home staff linked to increased patient abuse

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Overworked care home staff problems have been linked to increased levels of patient abuse, according to recent studies into abuse taking place, and staff feeling “burnout” in the job.

According to the results of the studies, neglect and abuse can be more common in care homes where staff are struggling to cope with increasing demands.

With staff from almost 100 care homes – around 15,000 employees in total – responding to requests for data, only one care home apparently reported not seeing or partaking in abuse whatsoever. This data, when cross-referenced with data on how staff are coping in their roles, shows a concerning – but perhaps rather obvious – trend.
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Facts about Occupiers Liability claims

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Under certain health and safety laws, occupiers of a premises must provide adequate protection for visitors to their land or premises. The duty is contained in the Occupiers Liability Act which covers visitors on land or in a premises.

An occupier is generally seen as someone who has the overall control of the land or premises. This could be the private owner of a building, or perhaps a landlord or tenant, or even a company who owns the building. Sometimes, another company can be placed in charge as well, and there are normally agreements in place for who is responsible for what.
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Gresley House Residential care home investigation

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The Care Quality Commission published a report this year on a care home in Derbyshire where it was found that the care home residents had suffered neglect in the form of not being fed properly; being locked in the home; and not receiving medication.

Gresley House Residential care home in Derbyshire was deemed inadequate and required improvements based on the report findings of the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The report found that resident’s health and wellbeing were at risk, with one person sustaining an injury from a fall that happened sometime during the night.

Appallingly, the resident was not found till 7am the next morning.
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