A CARE home has been told it still requires improvement after its latest health inspection.

Fernica Residential Care Home was criticised for incomplete care records, unsafe premises and a lack of plans to reduce risks.

The Prestwich provider, based in Kings Road, was given a requires improvement rating for the second time running by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

However, the site vows it has made several improvements since the inspection in June this year, including sending staff on training.

It pledged to meet the recommendations and requirements of the CQC and is due to be inspected again before Christmas.

The Government health watchdog said in their latest report: "People's care records did not contain enough information to guide staff on the care and support required.

"Whilst records showed that risks to people's health and wellbeing had been identified, plans to help reduce or eliminate the risk were not in place."

The home also received a Requires Improvement rating from the CQC after its previous inspection in January 2016.

Fernica houses up to 14 residents, delivering personal care and supporting people with mental health needs.

The latest CQC report relates to a two-day unannounced inspection carried out in June this year.

It found safety, effectiveness and responsiveness at the site all required improvement, while the quality of leadership was rated inadequate.

However, care provision for the nine people living at the home at the time of the inspection was said to be good.

Inspectors said in their report: "Staff encouraged people to maintain their independence and offered support and encouragement when needed.

"People had lived at the home for some time and said they were happy and settled.

"We saw people followed their own routines taking part in activities of their own choosing."

Concerns of the CQC included that pre-inspection information requested from the provider, which is required by law, had not been provided.

No effective system was in place to assess, monitor and improve the quality and safety of the service.

The premises was also described as being unsafe because the fire risk assessment had not been kept under review, several windows were not adequately restricted and water temperatures were not routinely checked.

Deputy home manager Miriam Laventiz said: "We are working towards meeting the CQC's regulations.

"We are updating our system to ensure there are paper forms as well as online.

"Our risk assessment has now been done. We have more in-depth correspondence. All of the staff have been on training.

"We are working to the CQC's recommendations and requirements."