Anger over care home clo­sures

The Scotsman - - News Digest -

Fam­i­lies in Ed­in­burgh have crit­i­cised a char­ity’s move to close its care homes, putting their el­derly rel­a­tives’ fu­ture in doubt. Bon­ning­ton-based Bield blamed “fi­nan­cial con­straints” and chang­ing care needs for its with­drawal from 12 homes – in­clud­ing two in the cap­i­tal and two more in West Loth­ian. The move prompted calls for the First Min­is­ter to in­ter­vene. Bield’s chief ex­ec­u­tive, Brian Lo­gan, said the move was a “last re­sort”, adding that his firm was aware of the “se­ri­ous im­pact” the clo­sures would have.

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