15 March 2019 – CHM Online
Larchwood Care will be closing five of its homes. The other 50 homes in its portfolio will not be affected.
The five homes to be closed are: Brookes House in Brentwood (RI) Copper Beeches in Liss, Mountwood in Andover, Wickwar in South Gloucestershire, and Withy Grove in Preston will be closing on or before 31.05.2019. Copper Beeches has a Good CQC rating; with the others rated as Requiring Improvement and one as Inadequate.
The company blames external factors including inadequate fees, high operating costs, low admission rates and staff recruitment problems.