Shock care home closure plans
NEW plans to shut seven care homes, including three in Carlisle and four in Copeland, have been unveiled.
They will be replaced with a single new-build home in each district.
Those affected in Carlisle are Elizabeth Welsh House in Harraby, Langrigg House in Morton and Petteril House, Old Harraby, which can currently care for a total of 117 across the three sites.
The four homes affected in Copeland are Brackenthwaite and Pow Beck in Whitehaven, Castle Mount in Egremont and Dentholme at Cleator Moor. In August these had about 70 to 80 per cent occupancy.
Instead £6m will be spent on a new... read more
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