Salford sets up a not-for-profit trust

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

As private care home closures contunue apace in Lancashire and much of the rest of the country, Salford City Council is to set up a not-for-profit trust in partnership with Manchester Care and housing association Wyre Housing. Manchester social services chiefs say the deal will help provide top quality residential care across the city, improving quality of facilities, and enabling investment in state of the art buildings. It will also enable the closure of one local authority home that is not viable. As a result of the agreement, three new state-of-the-art care homes are to be built in the city, providing at least 160 beds. Langworthy home Unwin Court will close. The three new buildings ­ at Little Hulton, Irlam and either Swinton or Langworthy ­ will all be specially designed to care for people with dementia. Staff will also be transferred to the Manchester Care/Wyre Housing partnership with no loss of jobs. Councillor Peter Connor, lead member for community and social services at Salford City Council, sai

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