A CHARITY has warned care services for older people and dementia sufferers is nearing crisis.
And in a second devastating blow to the town, Sutton Oaks Care Centre – whose 32 patients include those with dementia – has also announced its imminent closure.
The news comes amid concerns that Hollins View, a council-run care home in Macclesfield, faces closure under the council’s Dementia Commissioning Plan. The plan proposes the transfer of all respite care to the independent sector, meaning it will be provided privately and through voluntary services.
But Madelyn Bridge, Age UK’s Cheshire East chief executive, said there aren’t enough beds for dementia patients in the town. She said: “The care provision in Macclesfield is almost at crisis point.
“It is already exceptionally hard for anyone to source affordable, good quality care in the town – there just isn’t adequate capacity.”
The council has offered reassurance that no decision to change existing services will be made until the conclusion of a six-week consultation.