- Staff at Wagtail Close care home in Bradford would not buy or cook pork
- Inspectors found staff restricted residents' choice because of beliefs
- Care Quality Commission report also criticised the centre for staff training
A council run respite centre where Muslim staff refused to help disabled patients cook or buy pork products, such as bacon sandwiches and pies, because of their religious beliefs has been criticised by inspectors.
Staff at Wagtail Close care home in Bradford, which caters for people with brain injuries and learning disabilities, restricted people’s right of choice and failed to provide food that met personal preferences, a report found.
One patient, who liked a bacon sandwich for breakfast each day and bought ham, sausages and pork pies when he went shopping, complained on multiple occasions but was ignored.
He said a number of staff would not help him to buy or cook pork products - which Muslims are not allowed to eat for religious reasons - because of their cultural requirements or lifestyle preferences.
Wagtail Close care home in Bradford (pictured), where Muslim staff refused to help disabled patients buy pork products, has been criticised by inspectors
The Care Quality Commission report said: 'This meant that staff were not providing support that was responsive to the person's preferences and were restricting the person's right to choice.
'The person said they had raised their concern with senior staff members but nothing had been done about it.'
Wagtail Close has a respite care facility and is home to people living with physical disabilities, sensory loss, brain injury or learning disabilities.
At the time of the inspection 24 people were living at the facility and the service was providing respite care to just one person.
Inspectors also found staff training was not up to date and there was no system in place to overview accidents and keep check for any themes or trends.