Ministers have brought in new rules which could force care homes to shut down if they are not caring for residents properly.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is extending the "special measures system" - which is currently used for hospitals and schools - to include care homes in order to protect vulnerable people after a series of scandals.
Health correspondent Catherine Jones reports.
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