Care homes in England using ‘revenge evictions’ to stifle complaints from residents
“Nearly 6,000 people were given notices to quit last year, and many of these came after issues were raised.
Care home residents urgently need more security to prevent “revenge evictions”, campaigners say, after research revealed that at least one in 70 care residents in England received a notice to quit last year.
Providers currently need to give just 28 days’ notice for a resident to leave their home. The research, by King’s College London backed by the Relatives and Residents Association (R&RA), found many evictions came after complaints.
In one case, a 96-year-old woman was issued a notice to leave her home after her daughter had requested access during the Covid restrictions, fearing her mother was nearing the end of her life. She died a week before the notice was due to take effect.”
Care home residents must feel safe enough to complain about any neglect which goes on within their home, without feeling as though they will be evicted if they do complain.
If your loved one has been evicted after making a complaint, our team are able to assess if this complaint is enough to make a claim for compensation against the care home.
To speak to our team, please call us on 0161 446 1122, or send an email through to email@example.com and one of our solicitors will be in touch to discuss this further.
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