Leeds & West Yorkshire

Leeds council considers views on care home closure plan

More than 600 people have responded to consultations about plans to close six care homes and three day centres for the elderly in Leeds.

The city council has also received petitions signed by people opposed to the closures of the facilities.

Carers, councillors and organisations including the NHS have also given feedback, a council spokesman said.

The information will be considered before a report is presented to the council's executive board next month.

Care homes identified for possible closure are Grange Court, Kirkland House, Dolphin Manor, Knowle Manor, Westholme Residential Home and Spring Gardens.

The day centres at risk are Firthfields, Lincolnfields and Rose Farm.

It said major "financial challenges" and the increasing demand it was facing on services meant changes had to be made.

Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, of the Labour-run council, thanked those who had taken part in the consultation.

She said: "This has been a difficult time for the people involved, but I want to assure them that getting their views has been a really important part of the process and these will be used to inform the recommendations that we will be presenting to the executive board in September."

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