Corbyn called on to stop bed closures
CAMPAIGNERS are calling on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to step in and stop the closure of care home beds in Cumbria.
The Carlisle Socialist Party has launched a petition opposing plans to close three homes in the city - Elizabeth Welsh House in Harraby, Langrigg House in Morton and Petteril House, Old Harraby.
Cumbria County Council, which runs the homes, says they are in poor condition and are under-occupied.
It instead wants to build a brand new, modern home in the city, but with about half the number of beds, reducing them from 117 spread across the three homes, to 60 in the new £6m... read more
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