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‘Serious concerns’ over Castlebeck-run service in Melton Mowbray

Date: Thursday, July 28th 2011
Categories: Melton Care Centres

Croxton Lodge, a care home for people with learning difficulties in Melton Mowbray is being investigated by the Care Quality Commission, the independent regulator of health and social care in the UK.

The facility is owned by Castlebeck, who are being investigated by the CQC following the closure of its Winterbourne View care home near Bristol. 

Winterbourne View was investigated by the BBC's Panorama programme recently, following allegations that patients were being abused. 

The CQC has said that although there are 'serious concerns' at Croxton Lodge, they are not on the same scale as the problems found at Winterbourne View. It's also said that where it has immediate concerns about people's safety it takes action, such as closing Winterbourne View. 

Croxton Lodge isn't the only Castlebeck-run service to have raised 'serious concerns'. Rose Villa in Bristol, Arden Vale in the West Midlands and Cedar Vale in Nottingham are also mentioned in the CQC's report, along with seven other facilities which 'do not comply with essential standards of quality and safety'. 

Castlebeck has said it'll 'urgently address' the CQC concerns. 

Read the story in full on the BBC website

If you have any concerns about Croxton Lodge please feel free to get in touch with us and we'll do our best to help. 

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