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


Posted on January 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





Comments are closed.


Latest blog posts

Extracare – the next best solution?

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

Academics at Newcastle University say that an average of almost nine thousand more care home beds will be needed each...

Care homes discounted in end of life care

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

I am sure that we all want those who we care for to experience ‘a good death’ when the time...

Perhaps I’m ‘app’athetic

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

I’ve got an app in my toolbox that allows me to bang-in nails – I call it a hammer. I’ve...