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Private Residential Homes

Volume 181: debated on Tuesday 20 November 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the number of owners of private residential homes who have had their certificates withdrawn since 1984 and the reasons for the withdrawal.

The number of persons notified to the Department whose registrations have been cancelled under the Registered Homes Act 1984 since it came into operation on 1 January 1985 is as follows:

Residential Care HomesNursing HomesDually-Registered Homes
Residential Care HomesNursing HomesDually Registered Homes
The reasons given for cancellations reported in 1989 concerned:

  • the fitness of persons involved in running the home: 37 cases
  • the fitness of premises, or their staffing: 5 cases
  • the conduct of the home or services or facilities provided: 24 cases
  • conviction of an offence under the Registered Homes Act 1984: 1 case
  • urgent closure an application to a Justice of the Peace: 6 cases

In a number of cases, more than one reason was cited.