CQC orders closure of Liverpool care home

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has canceled the registration of care provider Abid Y Chudary, forcing the closure of Woolton Manor Care Home in Liverpool, Merseyside.

It is the third time the CQC has used enforcement powers against Chudary and follows a long running legal case beginning in 2016 when inspector responded to ‘serious concerns’ about the home on Allerton Road and placed it in special measures.

In Woolton Manor’s last inspection in February it received an inadequate rating for all five inspection areas, with the regulator ‘so concerned’ it decided to cancel the provider’s registration.

Chudary appealed against the CQC’s decision at the Care Standards Tribunal last week, but then withdrew his appeal, and the regulator’s decision was upheld.

The CQC says it is now working with Liverpool County Council to ensure the 21 residents at Woolton Manor are able to find new accommodation.

Debbie Westhead, the CQC’s deputy chief inspector for adult social care, said: ‘As a care provider, Mr A Y Chudary has a long history of poor performance; he clearly had little regard for the safety and wellbeing of the people in his care.

‘Even when we put the service into special measures and warned that we would take enforcement action he continued to ignore our concerns.

‘I am pleased that the Care Standards Tribunal has finally been able to resolve this long running case.

‘Throughout this time we have continued to monitor Woolton Manor care home closely to ensure that people were not at risk.’

Chudary has been contacted for comment.