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Furlong Close - Wiltshire Council 'extremely disappointed' at CQC judgement

September 23, 2021 11:04 AM
By Trevor Carbin

Wiltshire Council's Conservative administration has been severely criticised for the way it's dealt with the residents of Furlong Close in Rowde.

Now the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published an inspection report on Furlong Close today after inspectors visited the site recently.

In a statement WC reports that "The council funds 19 residents at Furlong Close, with 13 other residents funded by 12 other local authorities." Note the emphasis on funding.

The CQC is the independent regulator of health and social care services in England. Inspectors visited in July and gave an overall rating of Inadequate. The CQC arrived at the judgement after inspecting the safety of the service provided, whether it was effective, and if it was well led.

Whilst attempting to shift the blame onto HfT, the nominal owners of the site, WC go on to say: "We are extremely disappointed with this Inadequate judgement at Furlong Close. This is a very serious matter and we will be talking to our residents and their families about the implications of this report and what this means for residents."

The cabinet member responsible is Cllr Jane Davies (Con).