Absolutely awful news about the Merseybank Care Home’s owner, Amore Care part of The Priory Group [of the rehab centres fame] choosing to close the care home due to poor inspection results and their lack of commitment to invest in the home to bring it to the standards expected for quality care of its residents. Not enough money in it for them presumably!?
Now as a result there are now 33 very old and frail residents being forced to be re-homed and potentially up to 50 job losses too – some of which have been through the same shoddy situation before, when the Partington Care Home on North Road closed back in 2011.
Thankfully all affected are being helped by Derbyshire County Council’s WONDERFUL Adult Social Care team in Glossop as much as they can. Many of which are going above and beyond the call of duty!
The home’s Deputy Manager confirmed to me the number of jobs that will be lost when I visited the home today to speak with residents and staff. Sadly its worst that I first thought as 55 jobs will in fact be lost.