Bingley care home to close

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Elderly residents are facing a move after their care home was earmarked for closure.

Elderhomes Group is to close its Beckcroft Residential Care Home in Bingley, saying it “was no longer financially viable.”

The property in Beck Lane is home to 11 people ranging in age from 74 to 103 years old.

All existing residents have been offered a place at another of the group’s homes, Duchess Gardens Care Centre, which is situated less than a mile away in Bingley. Elderhomes Group has also offered to find them other alternative accommodation if they wish.

So far five residents have confirmed they will be moving up to Duchess Gardens

Managing director of Elderhomes Group, David Messenger, said: “Closing our Beckcroft home was a difficult decision to make but a necessary one. The health and welfare of our residents remains our highest priority at all times, and we will ensure that our residents continue to receive the highest standards of care and attention available to them.

“We are pleased that the closure of the home will not lead to any redundancies of our staff, and we hope that the move to Duchess Gardens will not cause too much inconvenience for all concerned. Duchess Gardens has just completed an extensive refurbishment programme, including a new coffee lounge and day centre and residents will be able to enjoy the home’s up-to-date facilities. The new staff will be integrated into a warm, friendly and hardworking team and we look forward to their arrival.”

Beckcroft will be restored back to a residential property.

Janice Simpson, Bradford Council’s strategic director adult and community services, said: “Over the next four weeks social work staff and staff from Beckcroft will ensure all residents at the home, and their families where appropriate, are properly consulted and offered choices in relation to alternative accommodation.”