Lincolnshire council to close three more care homes

Three council-run care homes in Lincolnshire will shut by next March - after they were left out of an earlier round of closures.

The homes in Nettleham, Sleaford and Grantham will shut when suitable accommodation is found for residents.

Lincolnshire County Council leader Martin Hill said the home care will be provided by the private sector.

A Unison spokesman said the council was ignoring the views of the people of Lincolnshire by closing the homes.

The homes that will close are Linelands in Nettleham, Bonner House in Sleaford and Harrison House in Grantham.

The council has already decided to close five other council-run care homes - The Cedars, Gainsborough; Park View, Lincoln; Ingelow Manor, Boston; Halmer Grange, Spalding; and Crowtree House, Louth - by September.

When that decision was announced, the future of the homes in Nettleham, Sleaford and Grantham was still under consideration.

County councillors will discuss the plans again next Thursday with final details decided at the beginning of July.

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