Bristol City Council have announced the closure of 8 care homes and 7 of 14 day care centres across the city. Claiming that modernisation was forcing the closures.
The plans include the following homes; Bowmead in Stockwood, Broomhill in Brislington, Coombe in Henbury, Hayleigh in Bedminster, Maesknoll in Hengrove, Rockwell in Kingsweston and St Peter’s in Horfield will close completely. Westleigh Care home in St George will be closed to permanent residents and will be used for the rehabilitation of people who have spent time in hospital.
Brentry House in Brentry and Greville in Stockwood will close for refurbishment with the intention of reopening as homes for those with dementia. Plans include the rebuilding of these two homes to be run as part of a partnership between the council and an external organisation.
Redfield Lodge – which has already undergone a £3.7m refurbishment by the council – will be the only home to remain in its current form, as a residential home for people with dementia.
For those that will continue to need residential care homes there are 45 run by independent care providers in the city and the council said it will continue to pay for this care as it currently does.
Bristol Council anticipates making savings of over £3.5m over 4 years. Appproximately 200 elderly people will have to relocate to independent care providers.
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