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Bristol care homes to close

Bristol City Council has announced plans to close seven of its residential care homes, and seven day centres under a radical shake-up of social care.

The authority says it is responding to a change in demand among the most vulnerable and will be closing old buildings which are under-used. The closures would save nearly four million pounds and put around 150 jobs at risk.

Two former care home workers to stand trial for abuse

Winterbourne View
Nine members of staff from Winterbourne View have already admitted to abusing patients Credit: ITV Westcountry

Two former staff alleged to have abused mental health patients at a hospital in South Gloucestershire will face trial later this year.

Michael Ezenagu and Charlotte Cotterell deny ill-treating patients at Winterbourne View in Hambrook. Nine other staff members have admitted similar charges.

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