Regulator tells Castlebeck to make root and branch improvements


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

In the wake of the Winterbourne View exposé by Panorama, the Care Quality Commission has told the Castlebeck Care Group that it has serious concerns about four of the services run by the group, and that a further seven do not fully comply with essential standards of quality and safety.
CQC has reviewed and inspected all the services provided by Castlebeck at its 24 locations in England. Winterbourne View has already been closed following CQC regulatory action.
CCQ chief executive Cynthia Bower said the inspections had revealed a number of concerns across Castlebeck’s services for people with learning disabilities.
“Our inspections have found a range of problems, many of which are found in a number of different services,” said Ms Bower.
“This clearly suggests that there are problems that Castlebeck needs to address at a corporate level – the company needs





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