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Bradford adult care homes 

Location: UK » North East » BD

Bradford Metropolitan District Council plans to close four adult care homes and withdraw from providing mainstream long-term residential adult care.

Under the proposals, the council will convert some of its existing adult care homes into five 40-bed specialist care homes, providing long-term dementia care including specialist support for younger people with dementia. The council will continue to provide some short-stay and intermediate care.

This would leave the council operating 200 beds, down from the current 354 beds provided by the council’s in-house residential adult care service.

The decision to withdraw from providing mainstream long-term residential care in-house will leave all service users needing to secure provision from the private sector, despite the fact that the council-run housing has better quality ratings than local private sector provision.

A public consultation held by the council found that most people wanted the council to continue providing mainstream long-term residential care, and that many people were concerned about the quality of private sector services.

Under the proposals, four residential care homes - Meadowcroft, Neville Grange, Laurence House and Harbourne - will close. These closures are listed individually on the False Economy site.

The plans are the result of a review launched in July 2009 with a view to future public spending cuts.

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