Over 40 care and nursing homes in Lincolnshire were closed through enforcement actions, placed in special measures or rated inadequate over the last five years. Five homes were closed through enforcement action, 17 were placed in special measures and 21 were rated as inadequate. Some of the ratings have since changed and risen up to ‘Good’, while some other homes have changed ownership. However, Lincolnshire has seen a significant improvement in CQC ratings over the last two years according to the county council. In February 2017, 81 providers in Lincolnshire were rated as either requires improvement or inadequate, but this figure has reduced by almost 40% to 49. In the same period Lincolnshire has gone from one service rated as outstanding to ten.