- Sarah Whitebloom
SCANDAL OF BRITAIN'S UNSAFE CARE HOMES - 1 IN 8 NEVER 'GOOD' DESPITE CHARGING UP TO £215
One in eight care homes in England has never met essential standards laid down by the care regulator - despite charging residents as much as £215 a day.
More than 2,100 homes - including many owned by leading operators - have not been given a 'Good' report, since the inspection system was introduced in 2014. CQC's gradings mirror those of Ofsted and categorise homes as 'Outstanding', 'Good', Requires Improvement' or 'Inadequate'.
OLM's findings show the widespread and routine nature of poor care in England's care homes - home to tens of thousands of our most vulnerable citizens. And the extent of the 'blacklist', which includes dozens of private high-end homes, plainly shows that lack of funding is not the only issue.