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Care homes lack managers

9th August 2011

Data released by the Care Quality Commission has shown that more than 2,000 care homes in England do not have a registered manager.

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The information revealed that 2,200 of 24,000 care homes in England had no name on the register to indicate who was managing them.

Care homes are meant to register managers, who hold the legal responsibility and accountability for the management of every home.

Similar results were revealed last month by the charity Action on Elder Abuse, who found 3,000 care homes did not have managers.

The charity said the latest data was "appalling".

Gary Fitzgerald, chief executive of Action on Elder Abuse, told BBC Radio 4 that the amount of homes which did not have a manager showed a "frightening picture of the state of residential care in England".

He added: "The registered manager holds a crucial role in establishing and maintaining standards of quality and to have so many homes with requirements of this type is appalling."

He continued: "I'm hearing too many care providers now questioning whether the CQC is fit for purpose. There is no doubt that there is a percentage of cases where home managers aren't being registered because of the slow process within the CQC." 

 

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