A Wigton care home that looks after people with learning disabilities has received a 'good' rating from inspectors, despite concerns.

National watchdog the Care Quality Commission carried out an unannounced inspection at Springfield House in response to concerns it received.

However, following the visit, it has awarded the home an overall rating of 'good'.

Springfield House looks after up to three people at a time in a converted farmhouse near Wigton.

The CQC said: "We carried out an unannounced comprehensive inspection of this service on February 3, 2017 and rated it as good.

"After that inspection we received concerns in relation to their conditions of registration, namely that more people were using the service than it was legally registered to accommodate.

"As a result, we undertook a focused inspection to look into those concerns."

The latest inspection took place in September last year, and the watchdog has now published its findings.

It said: "We inspected the service against two of the five questions we ask about services: is the service well led and is the service effective?

"At the time of our inspection the service had offered one person respite care on an informal basis. The registered manager agreed to apply to alter their registration to take this into account in the future.

"Any accidents or incidents had been reported to the Care Quality Commission as necessary. The home was clean and odour free.

"People were supported to take adequate nutrition and hydration and told us the food was satisfactory. People were not unnecessarily deprived of their liberties."

The home was told to make improvements in one area - leadership.

However its overall rating remains 'good'.

The report said: "The service was not always well led. A registration requirement was not being met. However the registered manager agreed to rectify this without delay.

"There was a quality assurance system in place. The registered manager promoted a positive caring culture."

The home declined to comment when contacted by the News & Star.