Care home manager charged with fraud

THE manager of a Barmouth care home has been charged with fraud following a 13-month police investigation.

Registered manager of Hafod Mawddach Care Home, Gillian Allday, has been suspended from her position since September 2010 whilst an investigation was carried out by North Wales Police.

A North Wales Police spokes-person said yesterday (Wednesday): “A 49-year-old woman has today (Wednesday) been charged with 13 offences of fraud in connection with incidents at a care home in Barmouth.

She has been bailed to appear before Dolgellau magistrates on 24 October.”

A temporary manager has been put in charge of the care home for the elderly, which has 25 residents.

A Gwynedd Council spokes-person said: “We can confirm that a member of staff from the council’s Provider department has been temporarily suspended from their post pending the completion of an investigation by North Wales Police.

“The council will not make any further comment whilst the investigation continues.”

In a Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) report, published on 3 September, inspector Jaqueline Hughes praised the standard of care at the home and said residents were happy at Hafod Mawddach.