Rugby care home worker jailed for neglect of elderly resident at Sedlescombe Park

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A woman who worked at a care home in Rugby has been jailed for ten months after neglecting an elderly resident.

Nikki Bacchus, 28, was a member of staff at Sedlescombe Park care home in Dunchurch Road.

She was facing a trial after denying five counts of ill-treating a man at the home.

But the charges were amended to three counts of neglect – and Bacchus, of Duckingfield, Greater Manchester, pleaded guilty to all three at Birmingham Crown Court on Monday.

For each count, she was sentenced to nine months in prison, to be served concurrently. She had a further month added to her sentence for breaching her bail conditions. The incidents for which she was convicted were committed in 2011.

Sedlescombe Park cares for up to 24 people aged over 65, some of whom have dementia.An inspection in May last year found the home was meeting all required standards. Among the findings published by the Care Quality Commission was that its residents were looked after well.