Southern Cross residents 'will not be homeless'

Posted on 19 April 2011

Nursing home residents paying for care in Scunthorpe have been told they will not be made homeless by Southern Cross Healthcare.

The care home operator has had to make the assurance after seeking short-term financial support from the government, reports the Scunthorpe Telegraph.

Southern Cross Healthcare has been in talks with landlords to reduce rents and chairman Roy Miles resigned.

Phil Whitaker, regional director for the company, said: "In response to recent media speculation, I would like to reassure people that residents in our care homes do not face the prospect of being made homeless.

"We are urging the government, landlords and commissioners to work co-operatively in supporting us."

This follows news of a new care facility to be built in Dearne, which is set to expand the care home options of older people in South Yorkshire.

According to the South Yorkshire Times, the facility will be house 48 residents in total, with 18 in residential care and 30 receiving dementia care.

Posted by Toby Mynott

 

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