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Care home's sudden closure creates chaos

09 May 2022
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The sudden closure of a closure of a West Midlands care home has created chaos for staff and residents, says GMB Union. 

People living in Holbeach House, in Dudley, have been given just 28-day notice to leave their homes. 

Meanwhile staff have been invited to one-to-one meetings tomorrow [10 May] to discuss their future. 

The home has 48 beds and currently has 22 residents and 32 permanent staff it also relies on agency staff. 

Holbeach House was originally a Four Seasons care home but the property – once the hideout of Guy Fawkes - is now operated by Belsize. 

GMB Union will stage a demonstration outside the home tomorrow [10 May 2022] 

Rachel Fagan, GMB Organiser, said: 

“This sudden closure has created chaos for residents and staff. 

“Almost two dozen people – many who’ve lived in Holbeach for years – have been given just 28 days to move out. It’s inhumane. 

“Meanwhile workers are suddenly told they’re losing their jobs and being called into meetings, but not being told they can have their union rep present. 

“The residents of Holbeach and those who care for them deserve better than this.” 

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