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A council run respite unit and in-home care service has been told to improve after staff refused to help a client buy pork pies and stopped them having bacon sandwiches for breakfast.

A new report by inspectors, who visited Wagtail Close in Buttershaw unannounced in January, found the actions of some staff were restricting people's right of choice and not everyone was getting food that met their personal preferences.

Examples included one patient who liked to have a bacon sandwich for breakfast each day and bought ham, sausages and pork pies when they went shopping, but said a number of staff would not support them to buy or cook those products because of their cultural requirements or lifestyle preferences.


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