Residents get a day’s notice as home closes
Ten elderly residents had to move out of a Plymouth nursing home with less than 24 hours’ notice after the home suddenly closed under the burden of financial pressures. Derry Villas nursing home owner Peter Budd said a lack of clients had caused the sudden closure. All the displaced residents have now been found other homes. Neville Platt, chairman of the Registered Nursing Home Association in Devon, said a number of homes were now struggling because the County Council now paid Â£330 a week for care when the true cost was between Â£375 and Â£400.