Argyll and Bute Council has today (Thu 14 February) agreed to pursue a managed process in respect of closure at Struan Lodge care home in Dunoon.
After taking into account the recommendations of the Adult Services Special Committee the council will follow this route subject to:
- No viable business proposal being submitted by an alternative provider
- Consultation with the relevant agencies involved in the care of residents
- The preparation of an implementation plan including further resident and family consultation and individual care planning
There will be no more admissions to Struan lodge and a further report will be submitted to the council.
Council Leader, Councillor James Robb said, “This move has not been made lightly and I understand this will be worrying for residents and families.
“I would like to reassure them the council will consult with all relevant partner agencies and the residents and families before any final decision is made and a further report will come before the council.
“In these difficult times we must make the best use of resources available, while ensuring the services provided improve the quality of people’s lives wherever they live in Argyll and Bute.”