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Care Campaign for the Vulnerable is learning of the pressures faced by conscientious led Care Providers striving to offer a caring and safe environment to both service users and staff. Safety monitoring is proving to be a invaluable care assist tool - bringing a more open and transparent culture into care homes as well as saving valuable resources within the care home sector and the NHS

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''Our Care Home is forced to close because of COVID and our residents and staff are all devastated.''

Added on 8th August 2020


https://news.sky.com/story/care-home-closures-the-casualties-of-covid-19-12047895

https://www.carehomeprofessional.com/care-home-forced-to-close-after-la-withdraws-vacant-bed-funding/

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/heartbreak-coronavirus-forces-family-run-18747046

"It has taken me all weekend to comment on this devastating news. My aunty and uncle were in this care home for eight years. It is the most caring and outstanding home I have ever experienced and I have attended many. This is an absolute disgrace that it has to close and no fault of their own. The level of care and attention and personal relationships in this home would be devastating to lose in Runcorn. The remaining residents will be shattered and confused when they have to leave!! It’s scandalous" Rachel

"I work in the home in Runcorn. I did my last shift yesterday. When you're going into rooms and residents are crying saying what are we going to do? I couldn't even say goodbye to them last night as it's to heartbreaking. Not only residents having to find new homes but staff now have to find jobs" Carer.

Care Campaign for the Vulnerable was contacted by a care home owner Terry, telling of the devastation that their happy family run care home is being forced to close because of Covid.

''This home is amazing with the most dedicated owners. The residents are family and want for absolutely nothing. I have known this family all my life I am completely heartbroken for them. They have built this home from scratch and put everything into it. I'm praying for a miracle.'' Danielle

Families send care staff thank you cards for all their hard work during Coronavirus

''Our care home in Runcorn in Cheshire is being forced to close due to lack of funding because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Our lovely home is family run and all our residents are like extended family. It's not a job for us or a business - we are like one big family. Everyone is just so upset. The home sadly lost residents to COVID and had trouble filling up the vacant beds. The local authority agreed to fund the family-run care home but after three weeks said they could no longer fund it''. Manager.

''The Local Council are doing all they can in providing support to the families to find suitable care homes for their loved ones''.

“We are all so very upset. Our residents are like family to us and sadly we are struggling due to being unable to fill the five beds. If feels like the rug has been pulled from under us and now prefer to move our vulnerable residents into other care homes. Our elderly residents are devastated as are their families. We’ve been operating for eight years and we are known in the local area for operating a really good dementia care home. Why can’t LA help us during these times? The COVID crisis has hit us hard as it has all care homes. We are a small, not for profit care home and all our staff are inconsolable. We are all like family and truly upset. Ten elderly residents have been given two weeks to vacant into alternative suitable placements. It's heartbreaking for our vulnerable residents having the stress and uncertainty of moving into new care homes.'' Care Home Owner


''My aunt is one of the ten residents given only days to relocate. This is where she chose to live and her house was sold to pay for her excellent care in what she thought was her forever home! This is the only home in the area where families of residents who are no longer with us still visit and keep in touch! Which says it all. The family, staff, residents and their families are heartbroken.'' Heather.

Staff told Care Campaign for the Vulnerable that all carers and residents are inconsolable saying Covid has hit them hard. A manager told us '' We are just so sad that this has happened. Covid has brought pressure on us and the whole of the sector. We are a small care home and our residents are all so happy here and their families. Everyone is just so upset.''

" So so sad. When my Grandad was there it had a huge waiting list. It was the place to be because the care was so good and it sounds like nothing changed. Why not give the residents and others the chance to stay there?" Debbie.

Runcorn Care Home in Cheshire - Rachel, Care Home manager told us '' Everyone is just so devastated- we are now forced to close our doors to our lovely residents, many living with dementia that we treated like family.''

Care Campaign For The Vulnerable Statement

We are saddened to receive a telephone call from the owner of a small family run care home in Runcorn, Cheshire telling Care Campaign for the Vulnerable they are forced to close their doors to vulnerable residents and carers that they call and are treated 'like family'. Devastated carehome owner Terry told us there was nothing more that could be done as the local authority withdrew funding to help support the home when they were affected by COVID and couldn’t fill the remaining empty beds. The local community have contacted CCFTV to speak out in utter disbelief and sadness. Care Campaign for the Vulnerable believes more should have been done to save this care home that houses vulnerable elderly many living with dementia and tearful staff say they are utterly heartbroken. The sad truth is, vulnerable elderly that are forced to move from their care homes especially under such circumstances can bring a negative impact on their physical and emotional wellbeing. Our hearts go out to this family-run care home. We know the Government promised so much and to date has delivered so very little to the care sector and especially during Coronavirus. Care Campaign for the Vulnerable is supporting this Runcorn care home. All the shocked families and staff tell us they are distraught not with just losing a care home but losing an important part of their local community that is dependant on by so very many.

Care Campaign for the Vulnerable is supporting this care home - All statements are verified and submitted to CCFTV with permission. If you have an interest in this case study please sent on your details and we will forward on with permission ccftv.cares@gmail.com

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