Families told of progress since care home neglect scandal

The families of elderly people who suffered neglect at a care home in Sussex have been told what progress has been made since a Serious Case Review made a number of recommendations last year. A coroner is now backing relatives' calls for a public inquiry.

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Coroner calls for public inquiry into care home abuse

A coroner is calling for a public inquiry into the 'institutionalised and appalling abuse' which led to the deaths of five residents at a Sussex care home.

Penelope Schofield, who found residents suffered a lack of respect, nutrition and hydration at Orchid View, says she is joining residents in calling for a public inquiry to establish how the home was allowed to operate so badly, for so long.

It is four years since the home at Copthorne was closed down, and one year since a Serious Care Review called for private care homes to come under closer scrutiny.

Today relatives of those who died met with authorities to find out what has changed since the scandal.

Watch Malcolm Shaw's report:


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