The company that ran Winterbourne View care home, where 11 staff admitted abusing vulnerable people in their care, has called in administrators.
The home in South Gloucestershire became the focus of national attention when undercover cameras caught staff beating, tormenting and bullying patients.
The home's owner, Castlebeck, partly blames the fall-out for their financial difficulty. Bob Constantine reports.
The owners of a former care home at the centre of a patient abuse scandal have announced it has gone into administration.
Castlebeck, which housed patients with learning disabilities at the now closed Winterbourne View, own 16 other care homes.
Administrators are seeking buyers for the other properties.
Administrators have said: "The ongoing care of patients and residents will be the priority and Castlebeck and the administrators are committed to working with local commissioners to ensure safe transfer ownership of facilities and continuity of care for individuals."
A former Heath Minister is calling for a change in the law to allow care home owners to be prosecuted for abuse and neglect.
Paul Burstow has published a report in which he argues that in cases like the Winterbourne View abuse, it is not enough for those who carry out the abuse to be prosecuted. He says companies in charge should be held criminally accountable.
Jason Gardiner was one of the care workers at Winterbourne when the abuse was taking place. He admitted 2 counts of ill treatment but wasn't jailed today - he was given a 4 month suspended sentence and 200 hours of community service. This is what he had to say outside Bristol Crown Court.
11 care workers who admit abusing and/or neglecting patients at the former Winterbourne View hospital are due to be sentenced this weekRead the full story ›
11 care workers who've admitted ill-treating or neglecting patients at the Winterbourne View Hospital in South Gloucestershire will be sentenced this week.
Michael Ezenagu, Wayne Rogers, Graham Doyle, Allison Dove, Jason Gardiner, Charlotte Cotterell, Holly Draper, Kelvin Fore, Sookalingun Appoo, Danny Brake, and Neil Ferguson have already pleaded guilty to a total of 38 charges under the Mental Health Act.
A date has been set for the sentencing of staff caught abusing patients at a South Gloucestershire hospital.
A total of 11 former staff have between them admitted 38 charges of either neglect or ill treatment of people with severe learning difficulties.
The sentencing hearing will begin on October the 22nd and could last up to five days.
A serious case review into abuse at the Winterbourne View care home in South Gloucestershire has been published today.Read the full story ›
Mencap and the Challenging Behaviour Foundation say they've received 260 reports of ill-treatment in other care homes.Read the full story ›
A serious case review into abuse at the Winterbourne View care home is due to be published today.
The review, by an independent panel, follows the conviction of eleven members of staff for the ill-treatment of patients at the care home in South Gloucestershire, which has since closed.