Potential crisis in Weston-super-Mare
A survey has shown that up to 15 care homes could be set to close in Weston-super-Mare. This would mean the loss of 300 home places in the resort and retirement town. The survey, conducted by local Lib Dem MP Brian Cotter, showed 58 per cent of care home owners in the town were considering closing because of economic pressure. North Somerset Care Home Association spokesman Peter Hartley said he was “not surprised” by the survey results, but local council leader Mike Roe said the way the figures had been interpreted in the survey was misleading.