Dignity in Care: Enter & View visit to SouthernwoodDownload (PDF 215KB)
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Healthwatch Bucks undertook an Enter & View visit to Southernwood Care Home on 8 August 2019. This care currently provides residential care for 5 men who live with a learning disability, several of whom are non-verbal. The authorised representatives talked to 1 resident and 2 members of staff. they observed a further 4 residents.
Healthwatch Bucks had concerns about the following:
- The way in which staff treated residents
- the limited choice that residents appeared to have over aspects of their lives
- Limited activities available both inside and outside the home.
Healthwatch Bucks make a number of detailed recommendations to address the issues they observed on their visit.