IMPROVEMENT works are still ongoing at a care home which closed more than a month ago, Elderly and vulnerable residents at Ladymead Nursing Home, in Westwood Road, Heaton, have been moved to other accommodation until the home finishes the improvements to meet health and safety standards.

It cannot reopen until the Care Quality Commission and Bolton Council are satisfied that all problems have been addressed.

The home closed after an inspection on January 4. It is understood that there were bedrooms without smoke alarms, an insufficient number of fire extinguishers and an inadequate evacuation procedure.

A care commission spokesman said: “The provider has made progress with the improvements required to the building and at present this work remains ongoing.

“We continue to work closely with Bolton Council and NHS Bolton to ensure that all areas of concern are addressed before any decision is made to move residents back in.”