Institutional abuse and Evictions of Care Home Residents

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Dear Caerphilly Council,

1) Please supply information relating to the incidence of attempts by care providers to evict residents in care homes - that is, care providers giving residents notice to leave or otherwise attempting to get them to leave without their involvement in the decision or against their wishes.

Please indicate the number of cases you are aware of for the last 3 years, also indicating if and how your council responded to the situation, and what was the ultimate result of the sitaution, i.e. if and how the situation was resolved.

2) Please provide me with the number of instances your council is aware of where either CQC or local authority safeguarding procedures have substantiated allegations of insitutional abuse of a Leonard Cheshire social care service user over the past 3 years.

Further, please provide anonymised information on the alleged behaviour by Leonard Cheshire resulting in the conclusion.

Yours faithfully,

Doug Paulley

WWW: FOI, Caerphilly County Borough Council

Dear Mr Paulley,

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2010. This email is intended to acknowledge your request, and we will
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ASSISTANT INFORMATION OFFICER
CAERPHILLY COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL

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Bowen, Hayley, Caerphilly County Borough Council

1 Attachment

Please find attached the response in relation to your Freedom of
Information request received on 25th June 2010.

<<10. Final Scanned Response 21.07.10.pdf>>

Any queries, please contact Mrs Hayley Bowen.

Many Thanks

Hayley Bowen
Data Protection Officer
Performance Management Unit

01443 864535.

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