A LUDLOW care home is being investigated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) after one of its residents suffered a serious injury.

The CQC said that it is investigating whether any regulatory action should be taken against Onny Cottage in Ludlow, despite a report that the home has made its services safer for residents after being told to improve.

Onny Cottage has five residents who are all older people with disabilities. In 2021, the CQC raised concerns about safety and said that the home required improvement.

But in a CQC report from June this year, an inspector found that staff recruitment procedures had been adapted to protect residents, and rated the care home "good".

The CQC inspector reported: "Onny is a residential care home for up to seven people. The service provides support to older people who have a physical or sensory impairment. At the time of our inspection there were care plans to manage and mitigate risks. The provider followed appropriate infection procedures. People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives.

"Systems to improve the quality of the service provided had improved. Staff morale was good and staff felt well supported. Staff received the supervision and support to carry out their role effectively. The views of people were sought and valued."

The CQC said it had made this inspection unannounced to check if the improvements it had demanded had been made. This inspection, however, did not consider the circumstances of the resident's injury amid the ongoing CQC probe.

"The last rating for this service prompted potential concerns. This report only covers our findings in relation to the key questions which contain those findings," the report said.

It added: "We spoke with people at the home and one relative about their experience of the care provided. We spoke with the provider and two care staff. We looked at two care plans and multiple medication administration records. We looked at two staff recruitment files, staff training records and records relating to safety."

Onny Cottage, which is run by Linda Kay Patel, has been approached for comment.