Fear Of Abuse Is The Spur For Talks

Care home owners in Worcestershire have called a meeting with county council bosses because they fear adults with learning disabilities being supported to live in the community are at risk of abuse from their carers. They say organisations that provide the support necessary for the group to live in the community are neither registered nor inspected by the authorities.

The Hereford and Worcester Registered Care Homes Association has called a meeting with Stephen Chandler, head of social care at Worcestershire County Council, where members plan to raise their concerns.

Chairman of the association Michael Noot said: “There have been cases of abuse reported in these type of care homes in another part of the country. The local authority is putting people in supported living homes but they do not have to be registered with the Commission for Social Care Inspection like we do and they do not get inspected.

“The people in these homes are in a very vulnerable position and the people at the commission do not like it at all.”