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In July 2011, the care home provider Southern Cross announced it will be closing after it was abandoned by its landlords.
Read about the latest situation, get advice if you're affected, and see what we think is needed to address the wider crisis in care.
Any older person - or those caring for them - who would like to know their legal rights with respect to care homes can call the free Age UK information and advice line on 0800 169 6565.
Read our free advice in relation to the closure of Southern Cross
The failure of Southern Cross highlights the wider crisis in the funding of social care.
Read how we think the wider crisis in care should be addressed
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