Council care home earmarked for closure

St Helens Star: Elderly residents may have to move Elderly residents may have to move

A COUNCIL-run residential home which caters for dementia sufferers is earmarked for closure.

It could soon be time to up sticks for residents at Seddon Court where the eldest is 99 years-old.

Last Thursday the authority’s social services and human resources representatives met with families of residents to discuss the future at the Prescot Road home.

An upset member of staff at Seddon Court told the Star: “It was just sprung on us on Thursday. Staff were asked if they wanted voluntary redundancy and given their figures or given the option of filling in a form requesting redeployment. Over 40 staff could be affected.

“Colleagues have been told by a councillor that the closure just needs rubber stamping.

"What’s upsetting is what they are doing to the residents. Staff are very close to them and any upheaval will add to residents’ confusion.”

A council spokesman confirmed consultations were underway regarding the closure of Seddon Court.

“There are currently just six residents and there is spare capacity at a neighbouring council-run care home – Brookfield Resource Centre – to accommodate those residents,” he said.

“To achieve the modern standard required by the Care Quality Commission would require substantial investment including the creation of en-suite facilities and increasing the size of bedrooms.

“The council is consulting with staff, residents and their families affected and will consider the consultation responses before a final decision is made.”

Former Mayor of St Helens and UKIP campaigner John Beirne said: “The Council has streamlined this home and kept residents out, leaving it almost empty.

"The tactics used have been disgraceful. The decision to close is yet to be ratified by the full council.

"It’s not the government closing this home but a Labour council using tactics the Tories would be proud of!”

A staff member said: “They put money in to refurbishing Seddon Court yet it is 12 months since they stopped accepting permanent residents.

"Brookfield doesn’t take permanent residents so if they go there how long will it be before they are moved again?”

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8:49am Thu 26 Jun 14

amlucky@hotmail.co.uk says...

I think this is disgusting no matter how many residents are in this home it does not mean that other family's will not be looking for some where to place there relatives they say the elderly are clogging up hospital beds well this will only get worst if the council are closing homes as well as closing all the shops in town I have lived in st Helens all my life and think it a disgrace how the town is going now to start on homes is awful people with dementia need to be in a safe place and cared for by trained staff as I myself found out when having to place my mum into care
I think this is disgusting no matter how many residents are in this home it does not mean that other family's will not be looking for some where to place there relatives they say the elderly are clogging up hospital beds well this will only get worst if the council are closing homes as well as closing all the shops in town I have lived in st Helens all my life and think it a disgrace how the town is going now to start on homes is awful people with dementia need to be in a safe place and cared for by trained staff as I myself found out when having to place my mum into care amlucky@hotmail.co.uk
  • Score: 22

12:22pm Thu 26 Jun 14

andymango says...

St Helens council is destroying this town how long before all the homes close. probably wanna use the sight to approve another mc donalds or other fast food place. So more good staff and hard working people loosing there jobs because all the council bosses are hopeless at what they do
St Helens council is destroying this town how long before all the homes close. probably wanna use the sight to approve another mc donalds or other fast food place. So more good staff and hard working people loosing there jobs because all the council bosses are hopeless at what they do andymango
  • Score: 20

6:01pm Thu 26 Jun 14

barrie timpson says...

Harsh , very harsh. Doesn't paint the council in a good light at all does it?
Harsh , very harsh. Doesn't paint the council in a good light at all does it? barrie timpson
  • Score: 5

6:10pm Thu 26 Jun 14

keepitreel says...

this is BAZZA'S caring LIEBORE party for you,all smiles when the votes need gathering then stabbing the elderly and sick in the back at the drop of a hat,why not announce this before the local elections,bet the local council member wasn't shouting this from the roof tops.
this is BAZZA'S caring LIEBORE party for you,all smiles when the votes need gathering then stabbing the elderly and sick in the back at the drop of a hat,why not announce this before the local elections,bet the local council member wasn't shouting this from the roof tops. keepitreel
  • Score: 17

6:51pm Thu 26 Jun 14

TOCARING says...

It's a disgrace that they ran the home down. Staff have worked there and looked after the residents for many years. How can you move these people at the later end of their life? It shows the level of empathy this council has..
It's a disgrace that they ran the home down. Staff have worked there and looked after the residents for many years. How can you move these people at the later end of their life? It shows the level of empathy this council has.. TOCARING
  • Score: 19

7:11pm Thu 26 Jun 14

TOCARING says...

How can you move a 99 year old lady ,i have been into this home and seen these residents ,they think its their own home .For the girls that look after them.It is hard work and you can tell they are dedicated to their job,Its a pity the Councillors don't see this.
But hey when you look at the money they earn on council .its about time we had a change.
How can you move a 99 year old lady ,i have been into this home and seen these residents ,they think its their own home .For the girls that look after them.It is hard work and you can tell they are dedicated to their job,Its a pity the Councillors don't see this. But hey when you look at the money they earn on council .its about time we had a change. TOCARING
  • Score: 24

7:15pm Thu 26 Jun 14

TOCARING says...

andymango wrote:
St Helens council is destroying this town how long before all the homes close. probably wanna use the sight to approve another mc donalds or other fast food place. So more good staff and hard working people loosing there jobs because all the council bosses are hopeless at what they do
The ones iv dealt with are.
[quote][p][bold]andymango[/bold] wrote: St Helens council is destroying this town how long before all the homes close. probably wanna use the sight to approve another mc donalds or other fast food place. So more good staff and hard working people loosing there jobs because all the council bosses are hopeless at what they do[/p][/quote]The ones iv dealt with are. TOCARING
  • Score: 13

8:18pm Thu 26 Jun 14

caroleoh says...

Think the closure of Seddon Court,is disgusting. Old people should be given more consideration in their last years. They should be spent being cared for wihout always having the fear their home will be taken away. This council have no respect whoever makes these decisions will be old themselves one day,just hope there are people still employed to look after them.
Think the closure of Seddon Court,is disgusting. Old people should be given more consideration in their last years. They should be spent being cared for wihout always having the fear their home will be taken away. This council have no respect whoever makes these decisions will be old themselves one day,just hope there are people still employed to look after them. caroleoh
  • Score: 19

8:19am Fri 27 Jun 14

TOCARING says...

The council say its to save money ,if the council looked at all its services they could defiantly save money. It is always the women more dominated jobs that they cut.
Just as they discriminated against them years ago by paying the binmen bonuses and not the women .The council have lost their case and put millions of pounds to one side for this, and its back in court next month because the council as appealed .
--------Just think of these old residents.
The council say its to save money ,if the council looked at all its services they could defiantly save money. It is always the women more dominated jobs that they cut. Just as they discriminated against them years ago by paying the binmen bonuses and not the women .The council have lost their case and put millions of pounds to one side for this, and its back in court next month because the council as appealed . --------Just think of these old residents. TOCARING
  • Score: 21

9:33am Fri 27 Jun 14

mikeperry109 says...

A classic political tactic - run it down then say there is no need to keep it open, that there are spaces elsewhere. Labour did this back in the '90s when I was a councillor - they closed retirement homes by saying that new regulations meant that they homes were out of date and would need complete renovation. Residents and staff were distraught, but their wishes were ignored and they were moved. One home was then sold to the private sector and reopened as - wait for it - a private retirement home!
What will happen to Seddon Court? Watch this space.
A classic political tactic - run it down then say there is no need to keep it open, that there are spaces elsewhere. Labour did this back in the '90s when I was a councillor - they closed retirement homes by saying that new regulations meant that they homes were out of date and would need complete renovation. Residents and staff were distraught, but their wishes were ignored and they were moved. One home was then sold to the private sector and reopened as - wait for it - a private retirement home! What will happen to Seddon Court? Watch this space. mikeperry109
  • Score: 15

10:24am Fri 27 Jun 14

TOCARING says...

The council say that Brookfield wiill be taking them in, why then have residents been sent from Brookfield to Seddon court ,and now have to go back, They were sent because Brookfield didn't meet the criteria for their needs.
The council say that Brookfield wiill be taking them in, why then have residents been sent from Brookfield to Seddon court ,and now have to go back, They were sent because Brookfield didn't meet the criteria for their needs. TOCARING
  • Score: 19

11:47am Fri 27 Jun 14

mikeashworth says...

talking to a manager / owner of a care home after a council meeting a month or so ago, he was saying that its likeyl the council are going to be taken to court over funding of care homes.
talking to a manager / owner of a care home after a council meeting a month or so ago, he was saying that its likeyl the council are going to be taken to court over funding of care homes. mikeashworth
  • Score: 12

3:20pm Fri 27 Jun 14

TOCARING says...

UNDER FUNDING, The food budget was cut,and they have never been out for day trips for well over 12 months,they use to say we there wasn't enough in the budget.
UNDER FUNDING, The food budget was cut,and they have never been out for day trips for well over 12 months,they use to say we there wasn't enough in the budget. TOCARING
  • Score: 19

4:19pm Fri 27 Jun 14

matwatson says...

Hey isn't it funny i have tried to get through to the council now for two days about the home,,and a recorded voice comes on saying we are having technical difficulties ,
2 Days to fix the phones ,isn't that funny
more like shut them down because of people wanting to know whats going on.
Hey isn't it funny i have tried to get through to the council now for two days about the home,,and a recorded voice comes on saying we are having technical difficulties , 2 Days to fix the phones ,isn't that funny more like shut them down because of people wanting to know whats going on. matwatson
  • Score: 19

6:19pm Fri 27 Jun 14

keepitreel says...

notice BAZZA has time to tweet about glasto ( a music festival for the oldies) but nothing about this,shows were his priority's are.
notice BAZZA has time to tweet about glasto ( a music festival for the oldies) but nothing about this,shows were his priority's are. keepitreel
  • Score: 12

10:24pm Fri 27 Jun 14

sunshineandshowers says...

From what I can remember of this home from a couple of years ago its facilities and care were superior to one of the council approved private sector homes; my Dad spent some time in both. The home has two wings so it would be easy to refurbish one wing if there are only six residents currently and then refurbish the other wing. Same with the communal facilities. There is going to be an increasing demand for this kind of service judging by the demographics of the town and the predictions in the increase in dementia in the general population. There are several schemes in the town which are joint ventures with third sector partners - why not do the same here? I really hope noone reading this or their families ever have to encounter dementia as it truly is an evil disease. Councillors should really think about this short sighted decision especially if they are challenged in court about the fees they currently pay the private sector homes which I have read somewhere could happen. May prove cheaper and more caring to keep their own resource in the long run!
From what I can remember of this home from a couple of years ago its facilities and care were superior to one of the council approved private sector homes; my Dad spent some time in both. The home has two wings so it would be easy to refurbish one wing if there are only six residents currently and then refurbish the other wing. Same with the communal facilities. There is going to be an increasing demand for this kind of service judging by the demographics of the town and the predictions in the increase in dementia in the general population. There are several schemes in the town which are joint ventures with third sector partners - why not do the same here? I really hope noone reading this or their families ever have to encounter dementia as it truly is an evil disease. Councillors should really think about this short sighted decision especially if they are challenged in court about the fees they currently pay the private sector homes which I have read somewhere could happen. May prove cheaper and more caring to keep their own resource in the long run! sunshineandshowers
  • Score: 14

10:25pm Fri 27 Jun 14

sunshineandshowers says...

oh and the private care home rooms were smaller and were not ensuite either....
oh and the private care home rooms were smaller and were not ensuite either.... sunshineandshowers
  • Score: 7

9:06am Sat 28 Jun 14

matwatson says...

Your right it is a superior home ,it as three wings .And all the lounges ,bedrooms have been redecorated ,carpeted ,new ,ceilings,they have spent thousands in the last 12 months on the refurbishment and now they are going to take it away from theses residents.
Your right it is a superior home ,it as three wings .And all the lounges ,bedrooms have been redecorated ,carpeted ,new ,ceilings,they have spent thousands in the last 12 months on the refurbishment and now they are going to take it away from theses residents. matwatson
  • Score: 14

3:31pm Sat 28 Jun 14

Hughwithaview says...

As I have said many times this Council shows nothing but contempt for it's residents. Elderly people with dementia deserve the best consideration possible and their care should be paramount in any decisions. I have seen this kind of "engineering" before where they run a service down deliberately so they can say it is no longer viable.

All the political parties have their faults but at least with the Tories you know what you are getting and that they are always going to to be closer to the wealthy rather than the poor. However, this Labour run Council with it's recent landslide at the local elections, is lower than a snakes belly because it pretends to defend the poor, sick and vunerable, rants on about govenment cuts and blames everything on somebody else rather than itself.

It is about time this Council's supporters woke up and realised - they are not for the poor, they are not for the underprivelidged and they are not for the sick and vunerable. They are in it purely for what they can get out of it themselves.
As I have said many times this Council shows nothing but contempt for it's residents. Elderly people with dementia deserve the best consideration possible and their care should be paramount in any decisions. I have seen this kind of "engineering" before where they run a service down deliberately so they can say it is no longer viable. All the political parties have their faults but at least with the Tories you know what you are getting and that they are always going to to be closer to the wealthy rather than the poor. However, this Labour run Council with it's recent landslide at the local elections, is lower than a snakes belly because it pretends to defend the poor, sick and vunerable, rants on about govenment cuts and blames everything on somebody else rather than itself. It is about time this Council's supporters woke up and realised - they are not for the poor, they are not for the underprivelidged and they are not for the sick and vunerable. They are in it purely for what they can get out of it themselves. Hughwithaview
  • Score: 17

11:15pm Sat 28 Jun 14

moonman77 says...

From what I have seen and know about seddon court is that it needs lots of money spending on it to bring it up to scratch. Funding from central government has diminished So the council would struggle getting facilities there up to the standards that are required, so doesn't it make sense to move the residents to a place that would cater for their needs better ? You just can't keep on blaming the council for lack of investment in these places when the government has stopped millions of pounds in funding to local authorities.
From what I have seen and know about seddon court is that it needs lots of money spending on it to bring it up to scratch. Funding from central government has diminished So the council would struggle getting facilities there up to the standards that are required, so doesn't it make sense to move the residents to a place that would cater for their needs better ? You just can't keep on blaming the council for lack of investment in these places when the government has stopped millions of pounds in funding to local authorities. moonman77
  • Score: -8

8:54am Sun 29 Jun 14

matwatson says...

moonman77 wrote:
From what I have seen and know about seddon court is that it needs lots of money spending on it to bring it up to scratch. Funding from central government has diminished So the council would struggle getting facilities there up to the standards that are required, so doesn't it make sense to move the residents to a place that would cater for their needs better ? You just can't keep on blaming the council for lack of investment in these places when the government has stopped millions of pounds in funding to local authorities.
This is our labour council for you.
I know 3 of the girls from the home put in for voluntary redundancies early on this year and were told at the end of May there was none.While they were working their two weeks resignation ,it was said at the meeting last thursday that the home was closing and that theses three girls would not get their redundancy by the HR department that was there. The girls have over 70 years service ,they didn't have the decency to tell them before that it was closing.
[quote][p][bold]moonman77[/bold] wrote: From what I have seen and know about seddon court is that it needs lots of money spending on it to bring it up to scratch. Funding from central government has diminished So the council would struggle getting facilities there up to the standards that are required, so doesn't it make sense to move the residents to a place that would cater for their needs better ? You just can't keep on blaming the council for lack of investment in these places when the government has stopped millions of pounds in funding to local authorities.[/p][/quote]This is our labour council for you. I know 3 of the girls from the home put in for voluntary redundancies early on this year and were told at the end of May there was none.While they were working their two weeks resignation ,it was said at the meeting last thursday that the home was closing and that theses three girls would not get their redundancy by the HR department that was there. The girls have over 70 years service ,they didn't have the decency to tell them before that it was closing. matwatson
  • Score: 16

9:41am Sun 29 Jun 14

matwatson says...

Hey just found out theses girls have finished with NOTHING,
Iv always been a labour man ,but i must say John Beirne as said in this news report is true.Think its time for a change.
Hey just found out theses girls have finished with NOTHING, Iv always been a labour man ,but i must say John Beirne as said in this news report is true.Think its time for a change. matwatson
  • Score: 10

10:16am Sun 29 Jun 14

moonman77 says...

In my opinion it should be all about the residents and not staff. The staff can easily find employment elsewhere. It's the residents to whom this illness is a way of life. It's their well being we should be concerned about not about redundancy payments.
In my opinion it should be all about the residents and not staff. The staff can easily find employment elsewhere. It's the residents to whom this illness is a way of life. It's their well being we should be concerned about not about redundancy payments. moonman77
  • Score: -6

10:28am Sun 29 Jun 14

matwatson says...

Iam just reply to the person that say,s you can't just blame the council.
Your right it is about the residents ,because one day there will be so many of that will need this care.And you can't keep moving them around .But it just shows what this council is like, not much thought about residents and staff.
Iam just reply to the person that say,s you can't just blame the council. Your right it is about the residents ,because one day there will be so many of that will need this care.And you can't keep moving them around .But it just shows what this council is like, not much thought about residents and staff. matwatson
  • Score: 10

11:19am Sun 29 Jun 14

TOCARING says...

Its just the underhandedness of it all they spend all that money on the home refurbishing it recently ,making the staff think it as a future .Then telling them its closing, and that they have not got to speak to the press.a bout it.They obviously didn,t want it coming out.Probably because it dosn't look good on them that they are moving theses residents.
Its just the underhandedness of it all they spend all that money on the home refurbishing it recently ,making the staff think it as a future .Then telling them its closing, and that they have not got to speak to the press.a bout it.They obviously didn,t want it coming out.Probably because it dosn't look good on them that they are moving theses residents. TOCARING
  • Score: 10

12:12pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Hollies Mummy says...

moonman77 wrote:
From what I have seen and know about seddon court is that it needs lots of money spending on it to bring it up to scratch. Funding from central government has diminished So the council would struggle getting facilities there up to the standards that are required, so doesn't it make sense to move the residents to a place that would cater for their needs better ? You just can't keep on blaming the council for lack of investment in these places when the government has stopped millions of pounds in funding to local authorities.
The home has just had £1.5 000 spent on redecoration it is well above standards and is not in ANY need of repairs
[quote][p][bold]moonman77[/bold] wrote: From what I have seen and know about seddon court is that it needs lots of money spending on it to bring it up to scratch. Funding from central government has diminished So the council would struggle getting facilities there up to the standards that are required, so doesn't it make sense to move the residents to a place that would cater for their needs better ? You just can't keep on blaming the council for lack of investment in these places when the government has stopped millions of pounds in funding to local authorities.[/p][/quote]The home has just had £1.5 000 spent on redecoration it is well above standards and is not in ANY need of repairs Hollies Mummy
  • Score: 5

3:20pm Sun 29 Jun 14

TOCARING says...

it dose make sence.

The place they are going to dosn't cater for them, and needs refurbishment and bringing up to standards,so why move them there.
it dose make sence. The place they are going to dosn't cater for them, and needs refurbishment and bringing up to standards,so why move them there. TOCARING
  • Score: 4

3:30pm Sun 29 Jun 14

TOCARING says...

Hollies Mummy wrote:
moonman77 wrote:
From what I have seen and know about seddon court is that it needs lots of money spending on it to bring it up to scratch. Funding from central government has diminished So the council would struggle getting facilities there up to the standards that are required, so doesn't it make sense to move the residents to a place that would cater for their needs better ? You just can't keep on blaming the council for lack of investment in these places when the government has stopped millions of pounds in funding to local authorities.
The home has just had £1.5 000 spent on redecoration it is well above standards and is not in ANY need of repairs
So why not blame the council ,local government didn't spend all this money on refurbishment this year buying carets ,decorating ,new ceiling months of building work ,It was the council.
[quote][p][bold]Hollies Mummy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]moonman77[/bold] wrote: From what I have seen and know about seddon court is that it needs lots of money spending on it to bring it up to scratch. Funding from central government has diminished So the council would struggle getting facilities there up to the standards that are required, so doesn't it make sense to move the residents to a place that would cater for their needs better ? You just can't keep on blaming the council for lack of investment in these places when the government has stopped millions of pounds in funding to local authorities.[/p][/quote]The home has just had £1.5 000 spent on redecoration it is well above standards and is not in ANY need of repairs[/p][/quote]So why not blame the council ,local government didn't spend all this money on refurbishment this year buying carets ,decorating ,new ceiling months of building work ,It was the council. TOCARING
  • Score: 0

5:06pm Sun 29 Jun 14

TOCARING says...

Just getting it right

So why not blame the council ,the government didn't spend all this money on refurbishment this year buying carpets ,decorating ,lighting new ceiling months of building work ,It was the council.and now they are saying £1.5000
No wonder a council spokesman wouldn't comment to the liverpool echo on how much was spent .
Just getting it right So why not blame the council ,the government didn't spend all this money on refurbishment this year buying carpets ,decorating ,lighting new ceiling months of building work ,It was the council.and now they are saying £1.5000 No wonder a council spokesman wouldn't comment to the liverpool echo on how much was spent . TOCARING
  • Score: 7

9:00am Mon 30 Jun 14

SallyW1966 says...

The closure of this home is about everyone concerned both residents and staff, it's easy to say oh the staff will easily get a job but that's not the case the majority of these girls have worked for more than 20 yrs in this home and within other homes in the council , they are very dedicated to looking after the residents their care is second to none . It's not fair that the residents have to move and it's heartbreaking for those girls and at the end of the day it's not just a job and the people that think it is should go and try it . Plus the home they are " supposed " to be moving to doesn't take people with dementia
The closure of this home is about everyone concerned both residents and staff, it's easy to say oh the staff will easily get a job but that's not the case the majority of these girls have worked for more than 20 yrs in this home and within other homes in the council , they are very dedicated to looking after the residents their care is second to none . It's not fair that the residents have to move and it's heartbreaking for those girls and at the end of the day it's not just a job and the people that think it is should go and try it . Plus the home they are " supposed " to be moving to doesn't take people with dementia SallyW1966
  • Score: 8

2:34pm Mon 30 Jun 14

TOCARING says...

Sally your right there what your saying ,some people have obviously never been made redundant ,i have before and its hard.Plus people never venture into these home unless their families end up in them.IT heart breaking at times.These people deserve a medal for what they do,just as nurses do .Id like to see the councilors do it for one day.
Sally your right there what your saying ,some people have obviously never been made redundant ,i have before and its hard.Plus people never venture into these home unless their families end up in them.IT heart breaking at times.These people deserve a medal for what they do,just as nurses do .Id like to see the councilors do it for one day. TOCARING
  • Score: 7

6:15pm Mon 30 Jun 14

keepitreel says...

So having spent a fortune on the building,not taking any new people in,moving the few remaining to a place that is in worse condition and not fit for purpose,think i will nip to BET FREDS and have a tenner on this place being sold for a fraction of its true worth,wonder what the odds on the council moving people into a then private home were the residents foot the bill.
So having spent a fortune on the building,not taking any new people in,moving the few remaining to a place that is in worse condition and not fit for purpose,think i will nip to BET FREDS and have a tenner on this place being sold for a fraction of its true worth,wonder what the odds on the council moving people into a then private home were the residents foot the bill. keepitreel
  • Score: 6

6:39pm Mon 30 Jun 14

matwatson says...

keepitreel you are probably right there.I've seen it before were they move in and tidy the place up, then sell it on.Its just a lot of wasted tax payers money.
keepitreel you are probably right there.I've seen it before were they move in and tidy the place up, then sell it on.Its just a lot of wasted tax payers money. matwatson
  • Score: 4

11:50pm Mon 30 Jun 14

SallyW1966 says...

It will probably be knocked down like all the others
It will probably be knocked down like all the others SallyW1966
  • Score: 1

10:43am Wed 2 Jul 14

matwatson says...

Hey thats funny ,i hear what the council did at the home and the way they went about last thursday was illegal. Havn't they done something like this before .
Hey thats funny ,i hear what the council did at the home and the way they went about last thursday was illegal. Havn't they done something like this before . matwatson
  • Score: 0

10:30am Thu 3 Jul 14

SallyW1966 says...

moonman77 wrote:
From what I have seen and know about seddon court is that it needs lots of money spending on it to bring it up to scratch. Funding from central government has diminished So the council would struggle getting facilities there up to the standards that are required, so doesn't it make sense to move the residents to a place that would cater for their needs better ? You just can't keep on blaming the council for lack of investment in these places when the government has stopped millions of pounds in funding to local authorities.
The home they are moving to doesn't cater for people with advanced dementia so how long will it be before they are moved again . The worst thing you can do with people with dementia is move them , they still recognise familiar surroundings and faces . Seddon court is the place for their needs.
[quote][p][bold]moonman77[/bold] wrote: From what I have seen and know about seddon court is that it needs lots of money spending on it to bring it up to scratch. Funding from central government has diminished So the council would struggle getting facilities there up to the standards that are required, so doesn't it make sense to move the residents to a place that would cater for their needs better ? You just can't keep on blaming the council for lack of investment in these places when the government has stopped millions of pounds in funding to local authorities.[/p][/quote]The home they are moving to doesn't cater for people with advanced dementia so how long will it be before they are moved again . The worst thing you can do with people with dementia is move them , they still recognise familiar surroundings and faces . Seddon court is the place for their needs. SallyW1966
  • Score: 1

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