Bury North MP James Frith has exposed an alarming rise in complaints of abuse in care homes in Bury and across the country.
Following concerns raised by a number of local residents, James put a series of questions to Ministers about the number of complaints over the last five years, the number of forced care home closures, the CQC inspection regime and the process for making complaints.
The responses show that complaints in Bury and across the country have almost doubled over the last five years and over 400 care homes have been forcibly closed since 2014.
“I put these questions to Ministers after receiving concerns about care home abuse in Bury which suggested a wider problem. I was shocked with the response from the Government which shows an alarming rise in complaints of abuse in care homes locally and across England over the last five years.
“Clearly the CQC inspection regime needs to be examined to ensure it is fit for purpose and the Government needs to urgently look at the wider issue.
“Potentially thousands of older people are being abused in care homes and the Government appears to be doing very little to tackle the problem.”