Wednesday, 4 June 2014

COUNCIL TO CLOSE SOUTHLANDS

Derbyshire County Council have announced plans to close Southlands Care Home, in Main Street, Long Eaton. The closure is part of the councils shake-up of care accommodation. There will be a consultation period of 12 weeks before a final decision is made.
If Southlands closes residents could be moved to the new £10 million development Lacemaker Court which is currently under construction on the site of the old Grammer school on Tamworth Road.
The proposal to close Southlands was put in place by the council's previous Tory administration and is being reviewed by Labour. Residents and relatives have been informed by letter about the proposals and the consultation which will last until August 24th.
Councillor Clare Neill said: If, following the consultation, a decision is made to close Southlands, we will work closely with residents to find the right accommodation. One of the options would be a move to the new Lacemaker Court development.