Bristol owners worried by council’s £10m overspend

Posted on December 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Care home owners in Bristol say they are worried about a £10m shortfall in social services as local charity Brunelcare considers closing a 36-bed residential home and a sheltered housing scheme. The charity has told trustees that it is looking at the possibility of closing the Anchor Dulverton care home and Worcester Court sheltered housing accommodation, both in the Clifton area of the city. Brunelcare management said the two facilities were no longer suitable, that there was a decline in demand and a shortage of quality care staff. Brunelcare chief executive Helen Joy said the charity undertook regular reviews of all its housing stock and the latest assessment of the two homes showed that the environment is no longer suitable for the purpose that was intended. “This is coupled by a shortage of quality care staff in the area and a decline in demand for this type of accommodation,” said Ms Joy. Bristol area care home owners say that what is happening at Brunelcare was, to an extent, symptomatic of what was h

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