Priory blames ‘structural underfunding’ for care home closure

Addison Court

Priory Adult Care has blamed “structural underfunding” for the closure of a Lancashire care home.

Addison Court, which provides personal and nursing care for up to 48 residents, is the second care home to close in two months in Accrington after Barley Healthcare announced the closure of Greycroft Residential Care Home in October.

A spokesman for Priory Adult Care said: “Our residents are our foremost priority and we are extremely saddened about the closure of the service, and the impact on residents and their families. We have kept the home open for as long as we possibly could, against a background of structural underfunding which has persisted nationally for many years and affects the care home sector as a whole.

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“Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we have concluded that closure is the only option going forward. We have been working extremely hard with residents, their families and partner agencies to ensure a smooth transition to alternative homes and will continue to do all we can to help them.”

In a joint statement, Lancashire County Council and NHS East Lancs CCG, told CHP: “We’ve worked with the care provider to ensure families are kept up-to-date with the situation at Addison Court following its decision to close the home. Everyone has been allocated a social care worker or nurse assessor. We’re working to ensure people are relocated in suitable, alternative accommodation as quickly as possible.”


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