Kinver and Penn care homes taken over by administrators

Supporters of the Homestead care home in Kinver
Image caption Relatives staged a protest outside The Homestead earlier in October

The company running two Midlands care homes facing financial problems has been put into administration.

Residents at Knoll House in Penn, Wolverhampton had already moved to other accommodation before administrators Baker Tilly took over.

The Homestead in Kinver, Staffordshire will continue to care for its residents until an alternative can be found, administrators said.

Elysian Care Ltd, which ran the homes, has so far declined to comment.

'No time limit'

Relatives of elderly residents at The Homestead, who were fearful the residents could be asked to move at very short notice, staged a protest outside the home earlier in the month.

Staffordshire County Council stepped in last month to pay staff at the care home, who have been working without wages for up to 13 weeks.

The council said continuing care for residents at the 38-bed home is "our first priority".

Mark Sutton, from the council, said: "Despite the change in circumstances, there is no time limit to move residents, as their wellbeing is paramount, and we are looking at everything on a case-by-case basis and discussing matters with them and their families."

The administrators said they were "working closely" with the council and would be supported by a specialist healthcare management company.

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