Leonard Cheshire Disability announces closure of Littleborough care home

Date published: 27 January 2016

Honresfeld Leonard Cheshire Disability Care Home, in Littleborough, is to close down - staff are to be made redundant and residents will need to be found a new home.

A letter was distributed on Wednesday (27 January) to all staff, announcing that the centre will close at the end of March.

There are currently 22 residents being cared for in the centre, of various ages, all with a disability which requires them to be in specialist care. None of the residents currently have an alternative place of residence.

A spokesperson from Leonard Cheshire Disability said: “After careful consideration we have regrettably had to take the difficult decision to commence consultation on the closure of our Honresfeld service.

“We have unfortunately had to make this decision as the service is no longer financially viable in the current market. Our charity has been financially supporting the service for a number of years and sadly this is no longer possible.

“In addition, the Victorian building requires substantial investment to bring it up to modern day standards.

"We would like to reassure everyone affected by this decision, particularly the people who live in the service, their families and our staff, that we will continue to offer our full support to them. We are working closely with Rochdale Council during this process.”

Sheila Downey, Rochdale Borough Council’s Director of Adult Services, said: “We have been informed of Leonard Cheshire’s proposed closure of its home in Littleborough and are liaising with them to ensure that the interests of residents and their families are being delivered. The people placed in the home by Rochdale Borough Council are individually funded based on assessed need.”

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