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Staff and residents 'terrified' after care home sold

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19 Sep 2019
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Elderly residents of a Kent care home have been left ‘terrified for their futures’ after the owner sold the facility to an unknown buyer.

Lauriston House, in Bromley,   is run by Larchwood Care but has been sold by asset managers to an unknown buyer who wants a vacant Possession. 

The move leaves 20 residents at least 50 staff face facing uncertain futures.

Mick Butler, GMB Officer, said:

“The staff and residents of Lauriston - and their families –have now been left in limbo and are terrified for the future,

“This sell off highlights the problem with social care funding. Years of conservative cuts have left the sector are the mercy of faceless landlords who flog properties for profit with no care for the vulnerable people who will face eviction at short notice.

“How can it be right that older people no longer have anywhere to call home?  “

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