Care Homes: Standards

Health written question – answered on 1st April 2008.

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Photo of Andrew Lansley Andrew Lansley Shadow Secretary of State for Health

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many care homes for the elderly were closed (a) temporarily and (b) permanently on grounds of failure (i) to meet national minimum standards and (ii) to comply with conditions placed on them as a result of not meeting national minimum standards in each of the last three years.

Photo of Ivan Lewis Ivan Lewis Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health) (Care Services)

We have been informed by the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) that, during the current inspection year, from 1 April 2007-29 February 2008, there have been eight urgent and 16 non-urgent de-registrations of care homes for older people.

While CSCI keeps individual records containing the history and reasons for closures of older people's care homes, it does not hold overall statistics that would enable the numbers of de-registrations to be broken down into the categories requested.

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