Care home review angers councillors

Posted on 25 March 2011

A care home for the elderly in Porthmadog has entered a formal consultation on its future, drawing anger from some local councillors.

Hafod y Gest has been placed under review as part of Gwynedd Council's study into the needs of its older residents, as the current building requires some £2.7 million of investment to bring it up to scratch, the Caernarfon Herald reports.

However, Tremadog council Alwyn Gruffydd said the consultation has been launched without making the full facts known.

"Last week the Porthmadog CareForum heard that no site had been allocated for new extra care housing, no business plan had been completed, and that the designs for such a development were not ready," he told the newspaper.

Porthmadog councillor Selqwyn Griffiths agreed, saying that "local democracy is at stake".

Meanwhile, Castle Care in Teesdale recently said it will be able to continue offering its services to people who are paying for care, in spite of missing out on a lucrative council contract.

Posted by Natalie Edwards

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