Residents protest possible closure of Scunthorpe care home

Posted on 05 May 2011

Protestors have shown their support for residents paying for care in Scunthorpe by urging the council to keep the Lilacs care home open.

North Lincolnshire Council is currently deciding on the future of Scotter Hourse and the Lilacs care homes, reports the Scunthorpe Telegraph.

People paying for care at the home marched alongside their families and the facility's staff in an attempt to prevent closure.

If the Lilacs is closed, services from the care home are to be merged with De Lacey House in Winterton.

Protestor David Church, whose 93-year-old grandmother lives at the home, told the newspaper: "My grandmother has lived at the Lilacs for ten years and she thought it would be her home until she passed away."

In other news, plans for a 72-bed care home in St Ives were rejected following a protest.

The council claimed that the site allocated by Cornwall Care on which to build the facility was not appropriate, BBC News reports.

Posted by Toby Mynott

 

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