A care home in Mansfield has been closed down and the residents moved out after health chiefs stripped the home of its licence to operate.
Redlands Care Home, on Rock Hill, has had its registration as a care home cancelled with immediate effect by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following an investigation.
The legal action was taken after the CQC said they received information from Nottinghamshire County Council regarding a ‘commercial dispute’ between the owners of Redlands and a third party, but no further details have been revealed.
The local authority has assessed the needs of the six residents to ensure that suitable alternative accommodation has been found to ‘protect their health and well-being.’
There is no suggestion of mistreatment to any of the residents.
Adrian Hughes, deputy chief inspector at the CQC, said: “CQC applied to the Nottingham Magistrates’ Court to cancel the registration of this home, because of serious concerns in relation to the welfare and well-being of its residents.
“Taking action leading to the closure of any service is not something that we take lightly, but in this case we had no choice but to take urgent action to protect people living at the home.
“This sends a strong public message that we will not hesitate to use our powers to take tough action if we have significant concerns about the care and welfare of people who use services.
“We continue to work closely with the local authority who will ensure that people are moved to suitable alternative accommodation.”