Appalling insecurity for elderly care home residents | Letter


Catherine West discusses the closure of the Mary Feilding Guild residential home and the plight of elderly residents

“Boutique” charitable care homes sound exciting (UK’s care homes tap into ‘boutique vibe’ to fill empty beds, 5 April) but sadly, in my own constituency in north London, the imminent closure of the Mary Feilding Guild highlights the appalling insecurity that still exists in provision for the elderly.

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Sixteen residents between the ages of 85 and 104 are being kicked out of their homes, and have been given until the end of May to find somewhere else to live. In an ongoing pandemic, when vulnerable residents haven’t left the premises in over a year, it’s disgraceful that they can be treated in this way.

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