Council to move care residents to private provider


Bradford Council is seeking to move residents to a private provider after reviving plans to close one of its care homes.

The council has revived the plans to close Holme View specialist dementia care home in Holme Wood and move following an improvement in private care quality in the area, the Bradford Telegraph & Argus reports.

Previous plans to close the home were abandoned in 2015 over concerns about the quality of private providers in the area with a quarter rated ‘inadequate’ during the year.

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Councillor Val Slater, deputy leader of the council and the portfolio holder for social care, said: “A number of the alternative places we were looking at placing the residents had got difficult CQC assessments.

“Since then we have worked with a number of private establishments to try to bring them back to what we consider to be reasonable standards, working in conjunction with the CQC, so it is now felt we are in a better position and therefore the suspension of the closure has been lifted.

“However, we do need to go into a new consultation process.”

A council report suggests the 22 residents at Holme View could be moved to the Gateway Care Village in Dudley Hill. The home was rated ‘requires improvement’ by the CQC following an inspection in November. To see the report, click here.

The council has also begun to review the future of five other care homes.


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