Talks with al­ter­na­tive providers have be­gun

The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition) - - NEWS -

The Courier has learned dis­cus­sions with an­other provider about po­ten­tially tak­ing over Fi­navon Court in Glen­rothes have started.

Coun­cil­lor Fiona Grant, Glen­rothes area com­mit­tee con­vener, said she had been as­sured elected mem­bers will be kept up-to-date.

“I am sorry that the res­i­dents, their fam­i­lies, staff and vol­un­teers of Fi­navon face un­cer­tainty es­pe­cially as we ap­proach the fes­tive sea­son...” she said.

Shirley-Anne Somerville, MSP for Dun­fermline, said the news for peo­ple who call Gil­lie Court and Grants Bank home will come as a “ma­jor dis­ap­point­ment”.

Say­ing she had writ­ten to Bield, she added: “Specif­i­cally, I’ve asked what dis­cus­sions are be­ing had with other care providers to take over man­age­ment of each care home.

“I’m also call­ing on Bield to do ev­ery­thing pos­si­ble to en­sure that the res­i­dents of Gil­lie Court and Grants Bank are placed at the cen­tre of any changes Bield makes to its ser­vices.

“Bield must ur­gently pro­vide them (the res­i­dents) with an­swers about their fu­ture...

“Re­gard­ing care home staff, I would ex­pect Bield to have a pos­i­tive and con­struc­tive at­ti­tude to­ward re­quests for vol­un­tary re­dun­dancy, and to make ev­ery ef­fort to sup­port them at this time.”

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