Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Concern over Carmarthenshire Care Home Closure Plans

I have written to Carmarthenshire County Council to express my concern at plans to close four council run care homes in the county.

The homes are St Paul’s Home for the Elderly and Caemaen Residential Home in Llanelli, Argel Care Home in Johnstown and Cartref Tawelan in Ash Grove, Carmarthen.

I understand it is proposed to close the two Llanelli homes and to place the existing residents in sheltered accommodation. Concerns have been raised that this will diminish the care cover available and currently enjoyed by the residents.

With reference to Argel Home and Cartef Tawelan, it is proposed to close these homes before a new facility at the Argel site is available.

It is likely that these proposals will cause considerable distress and uncertainty to these elderly residents who will have to be relocated.

That is why I have raised this issue with the County Council and I await their reply.

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