Morleigh Care Group sells-up following Panorama scandal

Morleigh Care Group has sold its homes and assets following revelations of care abuse exposed by the BBC.

The care group has sold its care operation to St Ives based Cornwallis Care Service, according to local reports.

Morleigh Group owner Patricia Juleff said: “This sale secures the care of all residents under experienced ownership whilst protecting the jobs of our current staff.

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“I wish residents and the new owners well in the future.”

The sale comes after four Morleigh Care Group homes were placed in special measures following revelations of care abuse in a BBC Panorama documentary (see Grim’ Morleigh nursing homes placed in special measures).

The company’s staff at the homes in Callington, Looe, Lostwithiel, Par and St Austell,

will be moved to Cornwallis under Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) 2006 regulations.

A spokesman for the local CCG, NHS Kernow said: “We were shocked by what we saw on Panorama. Anyone living in a nursing or care home should feel safe, cared for and respected and the levels of abuse we witnessed is something we cannot allow to happen again.

“We have apologised for everyone living at these home who may not have received the high levels of care we expect from all of our providers.”

The spokesman said a full independent review was being carried out as part of the investigation into the homes with its findings being reported to its governing body and the Adults Safeguarding Body.



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