Administration change 'could keep Fife homes open'

Posted on 06 May 2011

Fife nursing homes destined for closure could see a reversal of fortunes if the council's administration changes after the local election next year, it has been reported.

Andrew Rodger told The Courier that people choosing a care home should still look into local authority-run facilities, although it appears they will be shut.

Members of Fife Council, which is run by the SNP and the Lib Dems voted to close ten of its care homes. They would be replaced with private or voluntary sector purpose-built accommodation.

Mr Rodger, an Independent Levenmouth councillor, told the newspaper: "This administration has definitely got it wrong and I'm continuing to campaign on this."

"I want the people of Fife to know that after the local election next year we could have a different administration. That's why it's important we keep this going."

Meanwhile, people paying for care in Scunthorpe's Lilacs care home are campaigning to keep it open, reports the Scunthorpe Telegraph.

Posted by Toby Mynott



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