Care agency to close after CSCI probe into allegations of abuse

Posted on May 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A Midlands care agency is set to close following a court case involving abuse of care home residents. The Birmingham-based Welcome Care Agency has decided not to appeal against the decision by the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) which had refused to renew the company’s registration. Earlier this year three carers working for the company had appeared in court charged with abusing an elderly woman in a care home. All three were cleared of the charges but the video evidence, aired on national TV and appearing to show an elderly person being force-fed talcum powder, meant that employers lost confidence in the business. Additionally, the judge in the case said the care given had fallen below expected standards. Tom Frackowiak for the CSCI confirmed to local media in Birmingham that company manager Emma Welcome had withdrawn an appeal against the refusal to register. “Mrs Welcome decided not to challenge our decision so the company will have to close,” Mr Frackowiak said. “A lot of patients have left s

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