Care homes due to close due to low occupancy!

Home care services Everycare UKTwo care homes could be closed because of low occupancy levels and the buildings being not “fit for purpose”.

Gloucestershire County Council is consulting residents over plans to shut Wyatt and Southfield homes, in Stroud.

The authority says there are many empty beds as more people are choosing to stay in their own homes.

The 56 residents would be placed in alternative facilities and employees will be offered similar roles elsewhere.

The potential closures come a year after the local authority shut two other care homes – Trevone House in Gloucester and Townsend House in Mitcheldean.

The council now owns 15 care homes – while there are more than 100 in the private sector.