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Councillors vote to close County Durham care homes

A council cabinet meeting voted unanimously to close the five remaining care homes in Durham County Council control.

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Final decision on closure of County Durham care homes

Councillors will take a final decision on the future of five care homes in County Durham at a cabinet meeting later.

Mendip House is one of the care homes under threat

The homes in Stanhope, Belmont, Ferryhill, Peterlee and Chester-le-Street are likely to close, to save money. Campaigners have said the stress of moving elderly residents could cost lives.

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