Clevedon care home improves to be rated ‘good’ – as owner reveals bigger ambitions

PUBLISHED: 16:12 08 August 2018 | UPDATED: 16:12 08 August 2018

Clevedon Court

Clevedon Court


The owner of a Clevedon nursing home wants to become the first to be rated outstanding in North Somerset after a positive Care Quality Commission (CQC) report.

Clevedon Court Care Home, in Dial Hill Road, has been rated good in all areas, with management staff praised and staff described as ‘kind and caring’.

Last year the home was found to require improvement, but owner Peter Allen believes the rating was due to it housing people ‘not ready for rehabilitation’ through a Clinical Commisioning Group (CCG) contract.

Mr Allen said: “When we had our last inspection prior to this one we had recently taken over a new contract with the CCG for eight rehabilitation beds.

“Clients were being placed at Clevedon Court who clearly should not have been placed.

“These people, in the majority, were not ready for rehabilitation but still should have been under the hospital’s care.

“We had numerous patients re-admitted back to the hospital they came from.

“This report was a blow to us at Clevedon Court.”

Since the 2017 inspection, the home has cancelled the CCG contract and introduced a new iCloud-based medication and documentation system which alerts staff when medication or care needs are due.

It is also upgrading its training procedures and has employed new nurses.

Mr Allen added: “In all the 15 years owning Clevedon Court I believe now we have the most motivated, dedicated team of nurses and care staff we have ever had.

“They were all genuinely upset by the report and wanted to help make a positive change, even though a lot of the issues were out of our hands.

“No nursing home has been awarded an outstanding mark by the CQC in North Somerset, ever, but we are working towards it.”

Other News Stories


A proposal to replace a pelican crossing with a zebra crossing has sparked safety fears in Nailsea.

Read more

A rotary club has handed hundreds of pounds to the Clevedon and District Foodbank to support its work in the community.

Read more

The following cases were heard at North Somerset Courthouse from November 5-14.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:00

Improvements to a community pool in Pill look set to take place after receiving a major cash boost.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:00

Generous shoppers donated piles of gifts to help families in need this Christmas.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:30

Christmas spirit was in the air at Clevedon’s St Nicholas Fair as people indulged in some late night shopping.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:55

The number of recorded cases of child cruelty and neglect have risen by more than 400 per cent in the past five years.

Read more
Sunday, December 9, 2018

A Portishead estate agent has donated T-shirts to a Pill-based fundraising charity choir group.

Read more
Sunday, December 9, 2018

Sixteen primary schools came together for the National Children’s STEM Science Summit last week.

Read more
Sunday, December 9, 2018

A retired North Somerset social worker, who spent three decades serving vulnerable people across the district, has received a pair of impressive prizes.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Read the North Somerset Times e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 7°C

Useful Links

Reader Travel

Clevedon Tide report

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

North Somerset Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications