Supported living: the need for registration

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

The report published in July by the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) and the Healthcare Commission about its joint investigation into the learning disabilities services provided by Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust caused widespread public dismay. It also sent shock waves through the care sector. The report revealed systematic physical, mental and financial abuse by employees of the Trust over a number of years. The abuse occurred in 45 supported living houses under the control of the Trust. There was a multi-agency failure by other Trusts and Cornwall County Council to look after the well-being of residents placed by those organisations in the Trust’s houses. The impact of the report will have far reaching consequences way beyond the boundary of Cornwall. It calls for a widespread investigation into the care of people with learning disabilities throughout England and raises once again the spectre of whether currently unregistered supported living accommodation, not only for people with learning di

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