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CQC wins legal battle against rogue home care provider

Swindon Magistrates

A company director that illegally provided home care services in Wiltshire has been successfully prosecuted by the CQC.

The company, Sampson Care, was not registered with the CQC, which is a legal requirement under the Health and Social Care Act 2008.

Heike Sampson, the owner of the company, pleaded guilty to the offence at Swindon Magistrates’ Court in February and was sentenced last week.

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She was fined £1,600 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £160 and £4,500 in costs.

Sampson ran the home care service from two different units; Hideaway Lodge and Westerham Walk in Calne, Wiltshire, between August 2017 and March 2018.

Joyce Frederick, CQC’s Deputy Chief Inspector of Registration said: “CQC carries out a vital role in registering and regulating services so that people can be protected and have good quality care.

“The conclusion of this case demonstrates that we will hold providers to account, including prosecution when that is warranted, for providers who wish to circumvent this responsibility. I would like to thank the CQC team whose investigation and assessment led to the prosecution of Ms Sampson”

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