Group tackles council on under-funding

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

Relatives of elderly residents at a Rugby nursing home are becoming increasingly concerned for their future wellbeing following discussions with Warwickshire County Council over lack of proper funding. An action group, comprising residents, relatives and staff, has expressed growing worries over the future of Rugby Care Centre after a meeting between the council and the home¹s operators, Ashbourne Ltd, ended in stalemate. They have now written to Tricia Haines, director of social services with Warwick County Council and Andy King, MP for Rugby and Kenilworth, demanding a meeting to discuss the future of the centre. They have also asked why privately-owned nursing homes in the area continue to be under-funded while council-run homes receive much larger grants, and how this demonstrates best value. Rugby Care Centre, which has operated in the town for more than 15 years, provides care for up to 34 elderly residents and employs a staff of 30 carers. Rugby Care Centre general manager Kate Wright said it was a wo

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