The Care Quality Commission has taken action to cancel the registration of a care provider, Mr Abid Chudary,forcing the closure of the Woolton Manor Care Home in Liverpool.
It is the third time CQC has used its enforcement powers against Mr Chudary as a provider.
The action follows a long running legal case, which began in November 2016 after a comprehensive inspection of Woolton Manor in September, in response to serious concerns.
The service was rated Inadequate and placed into Special Measures.
After Mr Chudary ignored these concerns, inspectors decided to cancel the registration. Mr Chudary initially appealed against the decision to the Care Standards Tribunal but then he withdrew his plea at the hearing last week and as a result, the CQC’s decision to cancel his registration was upheld.
During CQC’s latest inspection in February 2018, the care home was found to be Inadequate in all respects, failing to provide safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led services.
CQC is now working with Liverpool City Council to ensure that the 21 people who are living at Woolton Manor Care Home are safe and supported to find new accommodation that meets their needs in full.
Debbie Westhead, CQC’s deputy chief inspector for adult social care, said:“As a care provider, Mr A Y Chudary has a long history of poor performance; he clearly had little regard for the safety and wellbeing of the people in his care.
“Even when we put the service into special measures and warned that we would take enforcement action he continued to ignore our concerns.”