HC-One has announced that it is close its Regency Court care home in Littlehampton, West Sussex.
The care home provider said it was closing the home, which was one of 110 homes acquired from Bupa in 2017, because it was no longer fit for purpose.
An HC-One spokesperson said: “The health, safety, and wellbeing of the individuals we support are our top priorities. Because of this, we continually review the quality and suitability of our homes and the service we provide.
“Following the most recent review of Regency Court we have concluded that the building is no longer fit to serve as one of the modern, high standard facilities HC-One seeks for all its residents.”
HC-One said the internal layout of the building was no longer compatible with the demands of a modern day care home.
The provider said a dedicated project team led by its managing director and area director was in place to handle the home’s closure in an “orderly and managed way”.
“We’ll make every effort to ensure that everyone finds a suitable new care placement that meets their individual needs,” the spokesperson added.
“Practical support to view new homes and to complete a move will also be provided. We will also be supporting all colleagues who are affected by this decision. Transfers to our other homes are being explored, and those who choose to pursue new opportunities will receive the full support of our HR team, including CV writing classes and employability coaching.
HC-One said 18 residents were still at the home, with a further three moving to new appropriate care homes next week.