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Care Home Neglect Investigation

A report on failings in care at a day centre in Cornwall has found that improvements have been made. A whistleblower raised concerns about practice at the John Daniel Centre in Penzance in 2011.

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A step in the right direction for Cornish care home

In 2013 three staff were charged with allegations of neglect Credit: ITV News

An investigation into allegations of lack of care and neglect at a Cornish care centre has led to improvements being made.

Concerns were raised four years ago by a whistleblower at the John Daniel Centre in Penzance which treats vulnerable adults. This led three staff being charged with allegations of neglect in 2013.

Today the findings of a review into the Cornwall Council run centre said measures had been taken to improve care, including bringing in new management.

I am encouraged by the improvements that have been made.The council's response also recognises that there are further improvements to be made. My role in that as head of the adult safeguarding board is to oversee that progress and to hold the council to account to make sure they do maximise those improvements.

– Robert Cooper, head of the investigation

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