Residents of some care homes in the Caerphilly County Borough and Blaenau Gwent County Borough (the vast majority of which are now in new ownership, free of any allegations of abuse) were subject to a widespread and sustained level of abuse which caused horrific injuries and premature deaths. The Gwent Police commenced an investigation under the code name of Operation Jasmine. A summary of this operation reads as follows:
Despite the weight of evidence produced the Crown Prosecution Service failed to bring forward a prosecution, due to the inadequacies of current legislation, against the company and representatives of the care home. Subsequently proceedings by the Health and Safety Executive did not go ahead, but were "left on file". There maybe a possibility that these could be re-instated sometime in the future.