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HC-One announces closure of Oxfordshire care home

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Leading care home operator HC-One has announced the closure of its Thamesfield care home in Henley.

The move follows news earlier this month that the care provider intends to sell-off 52 homes and close four services.

A spokesman said: “We regret to confirm that Thamesfield care home will be closing.

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“This decision has not been taken lightly. We recognise the changing care needs of the country, including the growing demand for more complex care and dementia care, and we want to best meet these evolving needs by focusing and investing where we can have the greatest impact.

“We have concluded that there are a small number of homes, including Thamesfield, where HC-One’s operating model, coupled with factors in the local community such as demand for this type of service and the ability to convert existing services to provide more complex care means we have decided to plan to withdraw our services in these areas.”

The care home operator said the closure would only take place “when it can be managed safely and within the coronavirus restrictions that are in place at the time”.

“No resident will be required to move before they have found another care placement and we will be working closely with residents, their loved ones and local health and social care partners to ensure this process goes smoothly,” the spokesman added.

The care provider said a formal consultation process will be held with staff and their representatives and full support would be offered to those pursuing new opportunities.

 

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