CQC criticised for fine of Mendip House provider
The health and social care regulator Care Quality Commission (CQC) has been strong criticised for issuing only a fixed penalty notice to a charity that ran a care home where autistic people were taunted, bullied and humiliated.
The Guardian (Sunday 10 March 2019) has reported that Barbara Keeley, the shadow minister for mental health and social care, has written to the CQC to express deep concern that it fined the National Autistic Society (NAS) £4,000.
A Safeguarding Adults Review was commissioned by Somerset Safeguarding Adult Board following allegations of mistreatment and abuse of some residents by a number of staff. Mendip House was a bungalow used as a care home for six people with complex needs, one of seven registered locations provided by the National Autistic Society at Somerset Court.