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Closing care homes could be too much for the residents

Video. Up to 100 elderly people are facing a major upheaval with the proposed closure of four care homes. Hampshire County Council is looking at plans to shut homes at Basingstoke, Petersfield, Romsey and Lyndhurst in a move to help balance the books.

But anxious relatives fear the disruption might be too much for some of the residents. Heather Edwards reports.


'Relocation stress syndrome' for elderly if homes close

Up to a hundred elderly people may need to be re-homed if four care homes are shut by Hampshire County Council.

Deeside Care Home in Basingstoke could be closed under the council's new proposals.

A pubic meeting in Petersfield will be held this evening to protest against the plans to close Bulmer House care home in the town.

We spoke to Dilys Lownsborough who is campaigning against the closure of the homes.

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