Care home in administration

Darlington-based care home firm Castlebeck, which was previously ordered to carry out huge improvements in its services by the industry regulator, has gone into administration.

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Care home firm in administration

Castlebeck headquarters in Darlington Credit: ITV

Darlington-based care home provider Castlebeck is in administration. The company, which operates 20 care homes across the country, was at the centre of a major scandal after a BBC Panorama investigation uncovered abuse at its home in Winterbourne View, in Gloucestershire.

Residents in Castlebeck homes will still be looked after Credit: ITV

Castlebeck was ordered to carry out root and branch improvements to its services by the industry regulator. The company operates seven homes across the North East. Administrators Grant Thornton say all residents will receive care from the firm while a buyer is found.

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