Cornwall care homes rated “grim and unsafe”

BBC News, UK

Reports on four private care homes where distressed residents were ignored and left without help to eat have been described as “horrifying reading”. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) found the homes in Cornwall were providing “grim, shoddy and unsafe care”. One home, Clinton House, in St. Austell, closed earlier this month after a BBC Panorama investigation. The Morleigh Group said staff had been removed from Clinton House and a “thorough review” had been carried out. The CQC inspected four homes, part of the Cornwall-based Morleigh Group, including Clinton House in St. Austell, St. Theresa’s in Callington, Elmsleigh in Par and Collamere in Lostwithiel and rated them all “inadequate”. Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed it was involved in a multi-agency investigation. No arrests have been made.

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