Lakenheath care home announces closure

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A Lakenheath residential home that provides care to 21 elderly people has announced that it will close.

Lakenheath Village Home has said it will not close its doors until the future needs of all residents are ‘satisfactorily resolved’.

The home has been run by the Christian Enterprise Foundation since 1986.

The foundation said: “The decision to close has been a very difficult one for the Trustees given the legacy of care and support that has been provided over this time.

“The Trustees have for a number of years been exploring and considering alternative solutions to secure the long term future of the Home but have come to the conclusion that continuing to operate the Home is no longer tenable.”

Residents and their families were told of the decision at a meeting yesterday.

Shirley Hunter’s mother is a resident at the home.

She said: “We are all just absolutely devastated this is a total shock.”

Mrs Hunter said residents and their families had been very upset by the news and are concerned as to where their relatives will find alternative care.

The foundation said: “The Christian Enterprise Foundation recognises the impact this decision will have for our residents and their families.

“Every provision will be made to assist our current residents in preparing for their future needs and this has been explained in a meeting with them.

“We have also explained the situation to our staff and will look to support them and provide assistance to them for their future.”