Guidance: Closing or Transferring Care Homes

August 18, 2015

There are a number of Local Authorities throughout Wales that are making decisions about care homes in their area. It is important that decisions such as this, which directly affect the lives of older people and their homes, are made in a way that puts older people at the heart of the decision-making process.

The Welsh Government has produced statutory guidance about the closure of care homes where there are concerns about financial viability or abuse, but there is no guidance that specifically outlines good practice when closing care homes as a result of a policy decision.

The Commissioner’s expectations of Local Authorities when they are considering the possibility of closing or transferring care homes are set out in the guidance below.

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