Care Home Owner Blasts CSCI Over ‘Cynical Report

The owner of a care home has angrily rejected a critical report by an industry watchdog. Alan Tarry, who runs Tarry’s in Herne Bay, is livid about a report by an inspector from the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI).

The report describes staffing as “poor” and other areas, including management and administration, and the home’s environment as “adequate”. But Mr Tarry claimed the report was unfair. He said the home had above average staffing levels and that staff were very experienced.

Mr Tarry said the inspector’s criticism of the amount of social activities available at the home was ridiculous because the average age of its 15 residents was 91.

A spokesman for CSCI said: “We are having discussions with Mr Tarry and are considering his comments.”

Last month, Kent on Sunday newspaper revealed that a third of the county’s care homes were only given “adequate” and “poor” ratings by CSCI.