Unannounced inspections have taken place at four OakRay-owned care homes on the Isle of Wight, after the closure of its Fairview House in Carisbrooke.

Fairview House was recently closed by the Isle of Wight Council and placed in special measures by CQC, prompting the local authority to inspect the company’s other homes on the Island.

The reviews were carried out by the director of Adult Social Care, Carol Tozer, and her colleagues, alongside the CCG. Each review’s findings will be reported on, and reported back to the CQC.

The Island’s Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health said:

We have a duty of care as adult social care. We actually know that we have not just said this is a one-off incident. We’re actually making sure we look into the company as a whole;  for assurance for the other residents  and for  the families.”

Councillor Clare Mosdell added:

We want to make sure in the future that people are aware of how they report a problem and that they don’t just keep that within the home. If you walk into a home and it doesn’t smell right then actually that’s your first alarm to make the call to adult social care.”