EU REFERENDUM DEBATE: Outstanding care home owner wants to leave

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Keith Trowbridge, who runs Ashgrove House in Swindon with his wife Mary, intends to vote Leave in Thursday’s EU Referendum.

Mr and Mrs Trowbridge are both qualified nurses who insist on maintaining day-to-day involvement in delivering care in their home.

They are representative of the vast number of family-run owners up and down the country battling to provide the best possible care in a tough economic and regulatory environment.

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It is a battle they are winning, with Ashgrove House earning an Outstanding overall rating from the CQC this year.

Taking back control is a key motivator for the owner to vote leave in the referendum. “[I am] not happy with EU interference in business and management matters,” he tells Care Home Professional.

He is also believes Britain will be better off without its obligations to support other EU nations and causes.

Mr Trowbridge says he is: “Not happy to support failing nations in the EU; not happy with Turkey entering EU … [and] looking forward to a stronger and richer economy (eventually), with less red tape and silly rules.”

 

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