Financial irregularities at care home where teenager killed herself, inquest told

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Manager says he resigned over ‘reckless’ sacking of therapists at mental health care home

Financial irregularities were uncovered at a care home where a 19-year-old with bipolar disorder killed herself after cost cutting and a change of management which sparked staff fears that someone might die, an inquest has heard.

Sophie Bennett was found dead in her bathroom in May 2016 at the Lancaster Lodge mental health facility in Richmond, south-west London, after upheaval at the managing charity that was led by Elly Jansen, an internationally renowned figure in mental healthcare who also owned the premises.

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