Care Homes: Closures

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 19th June 2019.

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Photo of James Frith James Frith Labour, Bury North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many care homes have been closed in England as a result of (a) complaints and (b) a Care Quality Commission inspection rating of poor in each of the last five years.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The following table shows the total number of care homes that have been forcibly closed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Number of Enforced Closures of Locations by Latest Overall Published Rating*

Total

Year of closure

Not rated

Good

Requires improvement

Inadequate

2014

42

42

2015

43

1

3

40

87

2016

34

8

59

101

2017

21

4

12

73

110

2018

7

5

15

64

91

2019 (to date)

3

7

26

36

Grand Total

147

13

45

262

467

Notes:*The last rating cannot be linked as the cause of the closure.

In addition to these figures a significant number of locations will have voluntarily closed before CQC enforcement action is completed.

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