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Council to remove care home residents this weekend

Northamptonshire County Council Credit: PA

Northamptonshire County Council will have removed 19 residents of Latimer Grange Care Home in Burton Latimer by this weekend.

The council announced it was terminating its contract with the home on Wednesday.

It comes as police investigate allegations of criminal offences against current and past residents at the home.

"Due to ongoing concerns in relation to the management of the home and the home’s inability to meet the needs of residents without significant input from the council."

– Northamptonshire County Council spokesman

The council also said the Care Quality Commission supports their decision. They are working with residents and their families to relocate them in other council facilities.

There are also three private residents at the care home.

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£60 million care centre given the go-ahead in Northamptonshire

Artist impression of the new care home Credit: Crown Care

Plans to build a £60 million pound care centre in Northamptonshire have been given the go-ahead.

The development will overlook the Drayton Reservoir and have an 83 bed care home and 307 apartments for the elderly.

The scheme will create at least 300 jobs.

"We pride ourselves on providing thriving homes with a philosophy of care that puts the needs of our residents at the centre of everything we do and how we do it. Middlemore is the first to focus on the care village model - communities at the heart of the community where they are based."

– Baldev Ladhar, Director of Crown Care

The Middlemore development has been designed by Newcastle-based architects ID Partnership.

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