A decision has been made about the future of a care home in Maltby, Rotherham.
Residents at Melton Court had been told they had to leave after it emerged the owner is in prison.
Rotherham Borough Council and the Care Quality Commission say they have reached an agreement about a course of action that allows residents to remain at the care home while the owner finds someone else who is able to apply for registration to CQC in order to run the care home.
This is the result of ongoing discussions between the two organisations who maintain that the safety and care of residents has been the primary concern of the council and CQC and together we have been looking for a solution that maintains continuity of care as far as possible.
CQC has provided assurances that no prosecutions will be made while the registration application from the potential provider is being considered and the council and CQC will seek to bring this situation to a close as quickly as possible. The authority welcomes these assurances from CQC and will continue to provide an on site presence within the home during this period to ensure that the well-being and safety of residents is maintained. Together we will support the management of any quality and safety risks to ensure that the right outcomes are delivered for the residents and their families.