Illegal home care service fined

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Lime Trees Sparrows Corner, Harwich Road, Great Oakley, Harwich,A company director who illegally provided domiciliary care services from three north London addresses has been fined more than £3,500 at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court.

The company was not registered with the Care Quality Commission as required by law. It is an offence under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 to carry out a regulated activity without being registered with CQC.

Mr Yousef Jowaheer appeared in court on 3 August 2018 and pleaded guilty to two offences as Director for CapeHealth Care and Cape Home Care. He was sentenced on 20 September 2018 and ordered to pay £1200 for each offence, £170 victim surcharge and £966.40 costs, making a total of £3536.40. He was disqualified as a company director for five years.  

Mr Jowaheer ran care services from different addresses in north London at: Broadhurst Gardens, Camden; Talbot House, Imperial Drive, Harrow and Canada House Business Centre, Ruislip, Hillingdon, over a period of years.

Andrea Sutcliffe, CQC’s Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care said: “It has taken over two years for Mr Jowaheer to be located, and brought to justice. I would like to thank the CQC team that tracked down and helped to prosecute Mr Jowaheer. 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.”

The company is no longer providing care services.

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