A disabled patient was “mocked” and laughed at by staff at a care home after he asked to go home.

Carlton Lodge in Normanton was placed in special measures after the Care Quality Commission (CQC) said workers did not treat people with respect.

The home, which accommodates up to 10 people with severe learning difficulties, was run by Bondcare, whose two other care homes in the Wakefield district have been placed in special measures in recent months.

In a shocking report written by inspectors who visited the home, on Carlton Street in May and June, the CQC said that the venue was not safe.

It said: “We saw very few incidences where staff interaction was kind and caring, but on the whole we found staff’s approach was neither caring or supportive of people’s needs.

“On the second day of the inspection we saw one person with limited verbal skills was anxious throughout the day, continuously seeking reassurance from staff, but there was no reassurance given by staff.

“We saw one member of staff laughed and mocked when the person asked to go home and the person’s facial expressions then showed further anxiety and distress.”

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Source: Wakefield Express