Residents will not be forced to leave Yeadon care home, Wharfedale MP told (From Wharfedale Observer)
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Residents will not be forced to leave Yeadon care home, Wharfedale MP told
9:21am Friday 11th October 2013 in News
An MP has welcomed assurances that residents of a Yeadon care home will not be forced to leave.
Greg Mulholland, MP for Leeds North West, says he has had a guarantee from Leeds City Council that people living in Suffolk Court Care Home will not be moved, even if work to convert the home into an intermediate care centre goes ahead.
In a letter to the MP Dennis Holmes, the deputy director of adult social care at Leeds City Council, said he was “pleased to confirm that all current residents will be able to stay at Suffolk Court indefinitely, if that is their wish, even during the conversion to intermediate care.”
Mr Mulholland had previously written to the council raising concerns that residents could feel under pressure to move following a decision to stop admitting new residents earlier this year.
The council has already said publically that no residents would be moved, but the MP was concerned that building work could mean residents would need to move out as early as January.
He said: “I am glad that the council has confirmed that residents of Suffolk Court will not have to move whilst work to convert it to an intermediate care centre is going on.
“Although I am still concerned that the option of using Wharfedale Hospital wards for intermediate care beds has not been properly considered, I am now more confident that residents at Suffolk Court can feel that they have a more stable future ahead of them.”
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