Long term care to be provided to residents of closing home

Posted on 21 February 2011

Residents of a respite care home in Shropshire will still be cared for after the facility closes at the end of March, council leaders have reassured people.

Shropshire Crossroads Care in Newport will cease operating due to funding cuts, putting the future of its 35 staff in question, but the 350 elderly and vulnerable residents will receive long-term care in their own homes, the Shropshire Star reports.

"Telford & Wrekin Council's social work teams have spoken to all people who live in the borough and currently receive the Crossroads service and we have reassured them council funding is in place for their service," councillor Jacqui Seymour told the newspaper.

She went on to say that the council is due to meet a representative of Crossroads to clarify the arrangements to close down the service.

It follows news in the York Press that Connaught Court care home in Fulford is due to get a £2 million revamp to improve conditions for its 90 residents and staff.


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