Leonard Cheshire have a history of closing care homes without any proper regard to those who live in them. Notable recent examples include Greathouse and Honresfeld, both closed with indecent haste following Leonard Cheshire’s autocratic decision.
I am disturbed to hear that on Monday Leonard Cheshire’s 7,500+ staff were informed that they are selling off 17 of their homes. They will inform residents of this on Monday.
The decision was apparently made in March, but we all know that many / all of Leonard Cheshire’s homes have been run into the ground for years, and there’s been a compete change in senior management at Leonard Cheshire over the past couple of years. Rats leaving a sinking ship?
This will inevitably cause hundreds of disabled people with high support needs and severe impairments, profound worry and distress – especially given the manner in which Leonard Cheshire conduct such. For example, the Council and NHS released a joint statement regarding Leonard Cheshire’s closure of Honresfeld, saying:
I am profoundly worried for the wellbeing of the residents in the 17 homes to be “sold”.