More than 100 health and safety incidents were recorded at a care home for people with learning difficulties in the space of just six months, an inspection has found.

The Pastures in Hales, near Loddon, has been downgraded to inadequate by the Care Quality Commission following an unannounced inspection.

During the assessment, inspectors found that between May and October last year, 106 health and safety incidents occurred at the home - including staff failing to recognise when a resident was suffering an epileptic fit.

It also found that over the same period, some 60 errors were made involving medication, such as doses being incorrectly administered and supplies not being kept in stock. 

The CQC report, published this week, highlighted a range of concerns relating to how the home was being run - which bosses say are being addressed.

These included fears that staff were not properly trained to deal with the complex needs of its residents resulting in their safety being compromised.

It reads: "A lack of clear planning as to how a person's needs should be met on admission continued to put staff and people at risk of unsafe care.

"We were not assured that people always received safe care in line with their assessed needs."

A spokesman for FitzRoy, which runs the home, said: "We work closely with the Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care Board and the local authority to ensure that we continue to provide a responsive service that meets the needs of the people we support.

"Prior to the CQC inspection last October, we had already identified and taken action on the key issues raised in the report to ensure we offer a safe and well-led service.

"We are always striving to improve so that we can provide the best support possible."

The home was previously rated as good - the second highest grading available.