Methodist Homes announces ‘reluctant closure’ of Leicester care home

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Methodist Homes (MHA) has announced the reluctant closure of MHA Foxton Grange care home in Leicester.

The national charity’s Board of Trustees made the difficult decision to close the 36-place specialist dementia and dementia nursing home for financial reasons not connected with COVID-19, stating its resources could be used more effectively elsewhere to provide care and support for older people.

The home on Gypsy Lane in Leicester has lost more than £1.2 million in the past five years, which MHA feels is not sustainable in the future.

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At 36 places, MHA said the care home was also below the minimum for a specialist dementia and nursing dementia care home to be considered as financially viable.

MHA’s Director of Operations Dan Ryan said: “Closing MHA Foxton Grange is not an easy decision for us to make and we are fully aware of the distress this announcement will have caused our residents and their relatives.

“However, as a charity, we have to make sure we use our resources wisely. While COVID-19 has affected our care homes, it is not the reason behind the sad closure of MHA Foxton Grange.

“We are working closely with our health and social care colleagues to provide support and guidance to residents and their families to help them identify suitable new homes and to make their move go as smoothly as possible.”

MHA said residents and staff will be offered suitable places among its other care homes, including MHA Aigburth in Oadby.

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