Charity Commission finds no regulatory concerns regarding Scope care home proposals

The Charity Commission has today published a case report into Scope's care home proposals. 

Mark Atkinson, interim chief executive at disability charity Scope: 

“We are reassured that the Charity Commission has no regulatory concerns regarding our plans to change or close a number of our care homes – and that it recognises the steps Scope has taken to support residents through these changes. 

We know that this has been a difficult time for residents and families and that moving home can be challenging. 

We have been fully committed to supporting residents and families at the eleven care homes, through consultation and independent advocacy. 

We support a range of people with wide ranging, complex needs who may be more vulnerable, so we are working closely with them and their circle of support to help everyone work together in each person’s best interests.

If, following consultation, a proposal to change or close one of our care homes goes ahead, we guarantee that we will support people to work with the local authorities who fund their care and help them to move to their new homes. 

Everyone is different and people will want different types of care. We have recently closed three care homes and supported everyone to find a suitable new home and in some cases receive additional social care funding; some moved to supported living, others to larger care homes and some moved closer to their families.”

Find out more about why Scope is planning to change or close a number of its care homes.

 

Notes to the editor:

For more information contact Pasca Lane in the Scope press office on 0207 619 7100. 

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