Southern Cross, Four Seasons, and now Terra Firma

An article published for the Institute of Welsh Affairs where Mark  argues that the current system of regulating care homes is palpably incapable of defending the public interest:

Following last year’s collapse of Southern Cross, 140 residential care homes – including seven in Wales – in that company’s possession were transferred to another private sector provider, Four Seasons. In the process, Four Seasons became the largest supplier of residential care in the UK, operating from 506 sites, with 24,000 beds and employing some 30,000 staff.

Full article available from here