‘Care hotel’ concept rescues Plymouth home from closure

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

The closure of a Devon care home with 19 elderly physically disabled people has been averted at the eleventh hour. Major provider Craegmoor Healthcare had announced that Roborough House care home with nursing in Plymouth – registered for 32 – would close at the end of March as the small number of residents and the cost of refurbishment made it no longer economic. The announcement caused a media storm in the area, with residents being interviewed on television, and other local care home owners putting forward rescue packages. There was speculation that the building would be sold for redevelopment as luxury flats. At one point a former manager of the home tried to form a quasi co-operative under which the home would be managed by the residents themselves. Craegmoor was criticised for the closure plans, though the company said the welfare of the residents was paramount and that suitable accommodation would be found for all. An Exeter based company, Goldmax Resources, says it will take the home over and turn it i

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