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Prosecution against Liverpool care home

Published:
6 March 2017

A care provider that failed in its duty to provide safe care and treatment has today been ordered to pay £82,429.72 in fines and costs.

We brought the prosecution against the owners of Mossley Manor Care Home in Liverpool, following 14 offences including failing to provide safe care and treatment resulting in residents being exposed to significant risk of avoidable harm, failure to notify CQC of the deaths of ten residents, and failure to notify us of three serious incidents.

The registered providers, brothers Amjad Latif and Amer Latif, of Liverpool, pleaded guilty to all offences.

Our inspectors visited Mossley Manor Care Home during May and June 2015 and were appalled at what they found. The care home had failed to control risks of serious injury and there was no proper system in place for assessing the risks to the health and safety of individual people.

The providers were fined £60,000 for failing to provide safe care and treatment and £20,800 for the 13 offences of failing to notify us of deaths and serious incidents. They were also ordered to pay the prosecution costs of £1509.72 and a £120 victim surcharge.

Debbie Westhead, Deputy Chief Inspector for Adult Social Care, said: “People who use adult social care services such as care homes should expect to be kept safe from harm and treated with dignity. Our inspectors found the services provided at Mossley Manor Care Home, Liverpool fell well short of what people should expect, exposing some of the most vulnerable people in our society to unimaginable indignities.

“Under the care of brothers Amjad Latif and Amer Latif, people using this service were not protected from this neglect and we were forced to urgently cancel the registration and close Mossley Manor Care Home. We worked closely with Liverpool City Council at the time so that people living at the home could find alternative accommodation.

“It was for these reasons and more that we used regulatory powers to prosecute them for a failure to provide safe care and treatment resulting in a significant risk of exposure to avoidable harm. We also prosecuted them for failure to notify CQC of the deaths of ten people using their services and three serious incidents."

“We are pleased to hear that the seriousness of their crimes has been recognised by Liverpool Magistrates Court and they have been ordered to pay £82,429.72 in fines and costs."

Last updated:
29 May 2017