Sylvia Rushbrooke

Dear Care Quality Commission,
Please can you answer the following request made to Wandsworth LA - I have attached the response from Wandsworth LA who have suggested the request is made to the CQC
I have included the response by Wandsworth to my request to them for your ease of reference

Wandsworth LA have said they do not have any information on what care homes in Wandsworth have been closed - in spite of the fact they were invovled in closures and placed residents in previously closed homes - residents they would have had to subsequently move after such closures:
Sent by J. Palmer on behalf of Liam Cooper

Request for Information - 2017/15532 - Care homes

I refer to your request for information received on 06/09/2017. Please see
the information below in response to your request: -

Please advise how many care homes in Wandsworth were closed and their
names

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

The Council does not hold this information. Please contact CQC.

Please advise how many since 2012 have been closed by the CQC?

The Council does not hold this information. Please contact CQC.

Please advise how many of those care homes are now being used by guardian
companies who put persons in such places to supply onsite security?

The Council does not hold this information. Please contact CQC.

Regards
Liam Cooper
FOI & DPA Officer
Serving Richmond and Wandsworth Council

020 8871 8800
+ [1][email address]

Yours faithfully,

Sylvia Rushbrooke

Information Access, Care Quality Commission

9 October 2017

 

Sylvia Rushbrooke

Sylvia Rushbrooke <[FOI #436781 email]>

 

 

Our Ref: CQC IAT 1718 0471

 

Dear Ms Rushbrooke

 

We acknowledge receipt of your correspondence dated 07 October 2017, in
which you made a request for information.

 

Your request is as follows:

 

Request for Information - 2017/15532 - Care homes

 

Please advise how many care homes in Wandsworth were closed and their
names

 

2012,2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and  2017

 

Please advise how many since 2012 have been closed by the CQC?

 

Please advise how many of those care homes are now being used by guardian
companies who put persons in such places to supply onsite security?”

 

 

CQC will consider your request in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

 

CQC will respond as soon as possible, but in any event, within 20 working
days following date of receipt of your correspondence as required by FOIA.

 

However in respect of your final question we do not understand what this
refers to. Would you please clarify, and in the meantime we are processing
the remainder of your request.

 

You can therefore expect a response no later than the close of business on
03 November 2017. We will write to you if we are unable to meet this
deadline.

 

The information you have requested may be subject to an exemption from the
right to know. Should this occur, we will fully explain the reasons why
when we respond.

 

Yours sincerely

 

The Information Access Team

 

 

Ian Palmer

 

Information Access Officer

Information Access team

Governance and Legal Services

Customer & Corporate Services Directorate

Care Quality Commission
Citygate

Gallowgate
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 4PA

 

The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health and
adult social care services in England. [1]www.cqc.org.uk. For general
enquiries, call the National Customer Service Centre (NCSC) on 03000
616161 or email [2][email address].

 

Statutory requests for information made under access to information
legislation such as the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 should be sent to: [3][CQC request email]

 

 

 

References

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1. http://www.cqc.org.uk/
2. mailto:[email address]
3. mailto:[CQC request email]

Sylvia Rushbrooke

Dear Information Access,
Thank you - you asked for clarification of last question which was
Please advise how many of those care homes are now being used by guardian
companies who put persons in such places to supply onsite security?”

There seems to be several closed care homes in Wandsworth - with now rented out rooms via Guardian companies that secure empty builings for the owners by putting persons in who pay rent - such closed care homes reduce the amount of beds available for elderly care in Wandsworth - care homes that are needed for the elderly but just remain empty apart from a few persons put in them to pay rent an secure the building for the owners - eg York Court care home Battersea closed by FSHC Dec 2015 and remains with general public renting some of the 70 odd rooms via guardian companies - a purpose built care home that closed itself due to long standing neglect and abuse it seems .....
The above seems to be a common issue re loss or beds for the elderly in Wandsworth

Yours sincerely,

Sylvia Rushbrooke

Information Access, Care Quality Commission

Dear Ms Rushbrooke.

I acknowledge receipt of your email.
Kind regards

Ian Palmer

Information Access Officer
Information Access team
Governance and Legal Services
Customer & Corporate Services Directorate
Care Quality Commission
Citygate
Gallowgate
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 4PA

The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health and adult social care services in England. www.cqc.org.uk. For general enquiries, call the National Customer Service Centre (NCSC) on 03000 616161 or email [email address].

Statutory requests for information made under access to information legislation such as the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000 should be sent to: [CQC request email]

Information Access, Care Quality Commission

24 October 2017

 

Sylvia Rushbrooke

 

 

Dear Ms Rushbrooke

 

Our Ref: CQC IAT 1718 0471

 

I write in response to your correspondence of 07 October 2017 in which you
stated

 

“Please advise how many care homes in Wandsworth were closed and their
names

 

2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

 

Please advise how many since 2012 have been closed by the CQC?

 

Please advise how many of those care homes are now being used by guardian
companies who put persons in such places to supply onsite security?”

 

 

We are unable to provide information about care homes now used by guardian
companies as we do not hold this information as part of our regulatory
function.

 

The remaining part of your request is information that we do hold which is
available from our website and can be accessed using the link below.

 

[1]http://www.cqc.org.uk/about-us/transpare...

These relate to inactive or de-activated provider locations.

At the outset, it may be helpful to explain a difference between the
provider of a service and the location

 

Provider is a term that we use to refer to the legal entity responsible
for carrying on the regulated activity.

 

A location is a place in which, or from which, regulated activities are
provided or managed.

 

At first sight the spreadsheet looks a little daunting, but we hope the
following instructions will assist you.

At the bottom of the page click onto “De-activated locations”. This will
take you to a spreadsheet. The following will help you navigate to the
information you are seeking.

Go to column F for Care Homes. De-select “all” and click on “yes”. Click
“OK”

Now do the same at column “I” for Location Inspection Category. De-select
“all” and click on “Residential Social Care”. Click “OK”

Finally go to column “L” for Location Local Authority. De-select “all” and
click on “Wandsworth”. Click OK.

This should provide you with a list of 22 provider locations which are
de-activated. This information is up to date as at 2 October 2017.

In respect of care homes closed by CQC- having considered the number of
provider locations above, all were de-registered on a voluntary basis.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Information Access Officer

Information Access team

Governance and Legal Services

Customer & Corporate Services Directorate

Care Quality Commission
Citygate

Gallowgate
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 4PA

 

The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health and
adult social care services in England. [2]www.cqc.org.uk. For general
enquiries, call the National Customer Service Centre (NCSC) on 03000
616161 or email [3][email address].

 

Statutory requests for information made under access to information
legislation such as the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 should be sent to: [4][CQC request email]

 

 

 

References

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1. http://www.cqc.org.uk/about-us/transpare...
2. http://www.cqc.org.uk/
3. mailto:[email address]
4. mailto:[CQC request email]

Dear Information Access,
Thank you for the information -the CQC did not strike any of theses homes off - considering those that were deemed inadequate multiple times and many of the 22 have no CQC rating listed - can you supply the ratings of those that have been left blank - as I can only conclude as they were registered with the CQC they would have ratings however old?

Yours sincerely,

Sylvia Rushbrooke

Information Access, Care Quality Commission

Dear Ms Rushbrooke

Thank you for your email below.

I am looking into the matter and will get back to you.

Kind Regards

Information Access team
Governance and Legal Services
Customer & Corporate Services Directorate
Care Quality Commission
Citygate
Gallowgate
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 4PA

The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health and adult social care services in England. www.cqc.org.uk. For general enquiries, call the National Customer Service Centre (NCSC) on 03000 616161 or email [email address].

Statutory requests for information made under access to information legislation such as the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000 should be sent to: [CQC request email]

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Information Access, Care Quality Commission

1 Attachment

Dear Ms Rushbrooke.

Further to our email earlier today.

Please see attached an additional data spreadsheet in respect of the de-activated locations and inspection ratings that you have queried which were blank.

The explanation is that all bar one were inspected before ratings were introduced and the other was never inspected.

We hope this clarifies the situation

Kind Regards

Information Access team
Governance and Legal Services
Customer & Corporate Services Directorate
Care Quality Commission
Citygate
Gallowgate
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 4PA

The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health and adult social care services in England. www.cqc.org.uk. For general enquiries, call the National Customer Service Centre (NCSC) on 03000 616161 or email [email address].

Statutory requests for information made under access to information legislation such as the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000 should be sent to: [CQC request email]

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Dear Information Access,
Many thanks however it does not say what year they were deactivated - or when they were inspected or what year the old style inspections ended ?
I gather they were not inspected from when? to when they closed

Is there any record on the spreadsheets sent of which homes the CQC closed ?
Yours sincerely,

Sylvia Rushbrooke

Information Access, Care Quality Commission

29 November 2017

[FOI #436781 email]

 

 

Our Ref: CQC IAT 1718 0595

 

Dear Ms Rushbrooke

 

We acknowledge receipt of your correspondence dated 29 November 2017, in
which you made a request for information.

 

Your request follows on from a further set of information supplied under
reference CQC IAT 1718 0471

 

“Many thanks however it does not say what year they were deactivated - or
when they were inspected or what year the old style inspections ended ?

 

I gather they were not inspected from when?  to when they closed

 

Is there any record on the spreadsheets sent of which homes the CQC closed
?”

 

CQC will consider your request in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

 

We are treating this as a new request since fresh questions are being
raised.

 

CQC will respond as soon as possible, but in any event, within 20 working
days following date of receipt of your correspondence as required by FOIA.

 

You can therefore expect a response no later than the close of business on
29 December 2017. We will write to you if we are unable to meet this
deadline.

 

The information you have requested may be subject to an exemption from the
right to know. Should this occur, we will fully explain the reasons why
when we respond.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Access team

Governance and Legal Services

Customer & Corporate Services Directorate

Care Quality Commission
Citygate

Gallowgate
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 4PA

 

The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health and
adult social care services in England. [1]www.cqc.org.uk. For general
enquiries, call the National Customer Service Centre (NCSC) on 03000
616161 or email [2][email address].

 

Statutory requests for information made under access to information
legislation such as the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 should be sent to: [3][CQC request email]

 

 

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References

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1. http://www.cqc.org.uk/
2. mailto:[email address]
3. mailto:[CQC request email]

Information Access, Care Quality Commission

2 Attachments

 

 

15 December 2017

 

Dear Ms Rushbrooke

 

Our Ref: CQC IAT 1718 0595

 

We write in response to your correspondence of 29 November 2017 in which
you asked for additional information following on from our response to you
on 24 October 2017 reference CQC IAT 1718 0471

  

We attach a formal note, providing and explaining the information
requested which should be read in conjunction with our previous response.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Access team

Governance and Legal Services

Customer & Corporate Services Directorate

Care Quality Commission
Citygate

Gallowgate
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 4PA

 

The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health and
adult social care services in England. [1]www.cqc.org.uk. For general
enquiries, call the National Customer Service Centre (NCSC) on 03000
616161 or email [2][email address].

 

Statutory requests for information made under access to information
legislation such as the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 should be sent to: [3][CQC request email]

 

 

 

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References

Visible links
1. http://www.cqc.org.uk/
2. mailto:[email address]
3. mailto:[CQC request email]

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