Care Home closure

The future of a west Cumbrian care home which has been approved for closure is to be discussed further by County councillors.

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Care home closure plans upheld

Three councillors opposed to the closure of Woodlands care home near Distington addressed the adult scrutiny panel and set out seven flaws they believed were in the consultation process which took place early this year.

After three house of deliberation and debate the panel made the decision to support the decision cabinet made last month.


Care home closure discussed

Woodlands care home Credit: ITV Border

A west Cumbrian care home that has been approved for closure will be discussed by county councillor again today.

Woodlands Care home in Distington was one of three in west Cumbria that were earmarkerd for closure.

Following a three month consultation period Woodlands was the only one that wasn't saved. That decision was called in by three county councillors and it's impending closure will now be discussed by a scrutiny committee.