Winterbourne View care home with boarded up windows.
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Castlebeck care homes go into administration following abuse scandal

Castlebeck, the company at the centre of a BBC-exposed scandal into physical abuse and neglect at one of its care homes, has gone into administration.

Eleven care workers admitted a total of 38 charges last year after they were secretly filmed abusing patients at Winterbourne View near Bristol.

Administrators Grant Thornton have been brought in to manage the process.

All 214 residents across 20 UK sites will still receive care from Castlebeck while a buyer is found, says the firm.

John Andrew reports.

  • 06 Mar 2013
  • From the section UK