Scottish homes may close
More than half of a Scottish councilÂ¹s care homes could have to close because they fail to meet national minimum standards. Lanarkshire County Council is currently reviewing the status of 10 care homes. So far Lochview care home in Coatbridge and Meadowside Home in Airdrie have been told they do not meet the standards set out by the Care Commission and that they will close with residents being offered alternative accommodation. The two homes look after a total of more than 60 people. Other care homes are now set to follow. Director of social work Jim Dickie said council leaders were following a national trend to move away from caring for elderly people in care homes and supporting them instead in their own homes. “In North Lanarkshire older people have consistently said they want to be supported in their own homes, and the council has invested heavily in homecare and adaptations and day care,” Mr Dickie said.