Council retains care home company despite rape convicion

A care home where a worker raped three vulnerable women was dumped by social services – but its directors have another firm which earns almost a third of a million pounds a year for running a residential home for the elderly.

After Colin Stokes admitted raping the women Gloucestershire County Council said it had terminated the contract with the provider, which cannot be identified for legal reasons.

However,the Gloucester Citizen has reported that the directors of the company which employed Stokes also run another business which has an annual contract with the council worth £328,000 a year for elderly residential care.

A county council spokesman said, “The directors of the provider in question are also the directors of a second company, which operates a residential care home for the elderly,” said a county council spokesman. Our checks show this service is providing the quality we’d expect.”

A statement on the CQC website says: “We have received information that has led us to carry out an inspection. We will publish a report when our check is complete.”