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A Devon County Councillor says money wasted on its marketing and PR budget should be used to save care homes in the county.
20 residential homes, and 17 day care centres are to close in a bid to save more than ten million pounds but Liberal Democrat, Richard Younger-Ross, says the cuts are being made by the Conservative run council in the wrong areas.
Jeff Welch reports.
Twenty care homes are to close in Devon - leaving hundreds of vulnerable and elderly residents facing an uncertain future. The decision will leave the county with only two specialist units to treat dementia. Richard Lawrence reports.
20 care homes are to close in Devon - that's all but two across the county.
One thousand jobs are under threat, and it leaves hundreds of vulnerable young adults with an uncertain future.
- Alphin, Exeter
- Beechcroft, Teignmouth
- Beech House, South Molton
- Bodley, Exeter
- Burrow House, Ilfracombe
- Chambers, Crediton
- Charlton Lodge, Tiverton
- Copperfields, Exmouth
- Crediton Short Breaks Scheme
- Davey Court, Exmouth
- Harewood House, Tavistock
- Marshlands, Seaton
- Okehampton Short Breaks Scheme
- Plough, Torrington
- Quayside, Bideford
- Springfields, Bideford
- St Lawrence, Crediton
- St Michaels, Honiton
- Tiverton Short Breaks Scheme
- Wardhayes, Okehampton
Trade Union UNISON has vowed not to allow the decision made by Devon County Council to go unchallenged, as the Council votes to close 20 Adult Residential Care Homes.
20 care homes are to close in Devon - putting one thousand jobs under threat and leaving hundreds of vulnerable young adults with an uncertain future.
Only two homes will remain in the county - specialist dementia units in Torrington and Newton Abbot.
The county council finally agreed the cuts today after months of consultation.
There has been widespread opposition to the proposals.