Have your say on future of care homes

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Have your say

A THREE-month consultation on the future of five care homes has begun.

Durham County Council’s cabinet has approved a recommendation to consult on options for its remaining in-house homes.

They include Grampian House in Peterlee, Cheveley House in Belmont and Mendip House in Chester-le-Street. The consultation will ask residents, carers and staff for feedback on the future the homes in light of budget cuts.

The options being considered are retaining the homes and carry out repairs and maintenance as required, shutting them and seeking alternative accommodation for residents at independent homes or seeking expressions of interest from other organisations which may wish to take over their management.

Comments can be submitted via residentialcareconsultation@durham.gov.uk, by calling 03000 265 680 or writing to children and adults services at County Hall, Durham, by Sunday, January 19.

More information is available at www.durham.gov.uk/carehomesconsultation.