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Public Voice Concerns Over Care Home Closure (1 December 2011)

Date: 01/12/2011
Duncan Lewis, Legal News Solicitors, Public Voice Concerns Over Care Home Closure

A meeting has been held in which the public have voiced their concerns over the proposed closure of a string of three care homes located in Allerdale, Cumbria. The closures form a part of a shake-up of health and social care in the area. Cumbria County Council is intending to close the care homes of Park Lodge in Aspatria, Richmond Park in Workington and Woodlands in Distington. The council claim that these three care homes are struggling to meet the requirements of their residents.

As part of its social care reforms, the council is planning to increase, the amount of funding it provides to those who wish to receive social care in their own homes. The care homes of Parkside in Maryport and Inglewood in Wigton are set to receive an upgrade, funded by the council.

A spokesperson for the council has announced that in the event that the three care homes were shut down, alternative accommodation would be found for residents. A three-month public consultation is set to take place and the council have vowed that any care home closures will not occur for at least 18 months to ensure that all residents find suitable alternative accommodation able to fully meet their health and social care needs.

Duncan Lewis’ housing law can provide guidance to elderly residents who may be facing eviction from their accommodation. The department is highly experienced at finding solutions to their clients’ housing issues and always aim to address housing cases in a fast and efficient manner.

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