Have your say on the future of Abbotsbury Older Persons’ Home
Friday, 30 October 2020
A consultation on the future of Abbotsbury Older Persons’ Home has launched, as part of a wider programme to improve the accommodation offer for older people across Central Bedfordshire.
We want the best possible quality of life for all of our residents and are committed to developing and improving accommodation with care for older people. While the care provided at Abbotsbury is outstanding, the physical building no longer meets the modern standards customers should expect now and in the future.
Having looked at a number of options for the future of the care home, our preferred option is to support residents to transfer to alternative suitable accommodation, including to a care home currently under construction on London Road, Biggleswade. Although this is the preferred option, the council wants to hear from anyone with an interest in the future of Abbotsbury before coming to a decision.
Current residents of Abbotsbury, their relatives, and staff at the home will be offered individual meetings to discuss the proposals in more detail. Measures are also in place to support any residents that need help responding to the consultation, further details of which can be found on the consultation website.
Councillor Carole Hegley, Executive Member for Adults, Social Care, Housing Operations and Customer Services said:
We know that the care at Abbotsbury is excellent and this consultation is no reflection on the fantastic work that goes on there. The physical building no longer meets the modern standards customers should expect, which is why a new care home is our preferred option.
We’ll be supporting residents and their families through the consultation, and if the outcome is to consider a new home, then we will be there to support them through the process.
Anyone can respond to the consultation, which will close on Friday 29 January 2021.