Government urged to step in over Bield care home closures

Government urged to step in over Bield care home closures
 

The Scottish government is being urged to step in and save 12 Bield care homes from being closed.
The firm has said financial constraints means it has to look differently at how the business operates.
Unison has warned that the closures would be a "disaster", with up to 160 elderly people losing their homes.
Bield said it was in advanced talks to secure a new provider for four of the care homes in Edinburgh, Fife and Jedburgh.
Unison also said that up to 200 care workers were facing compulsory redundancy.
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13 January 2018 in Regional, Views: 64
Source: BBC
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