Ombudsman files damning report on South Tyneside over ill-treatment of sheltered housing residents

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

A Local Government Ombudsman has found that South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council failed to adequately protect two elderly residents of a sheltered housing scheme, who suffered intimidation and harassment at the hands of their Warden.

The charity Action on Elder Abuse says it is appalled by the findings of LGO Anne Seex in her report on a complaint against the council, which said the two residents suffered “harassment and fear while living in what should have been a supportive environment,” and were forced to move away from their home town

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