Pensioners will be able to decide future

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Pensioners living at a care home in Long Eaton that will be closed by Derbyshire County Council will get to decide on their future in the coming months.

Southlands Care Home residents will be given a full assessment of their needs by an assigned social worker, and their wishes will be discussed with them and family carers.

They have the option to move to a Lacemaker Court in the town which the council is currently building in partnership with Housing and Care 21.

Councillor Clare Neill said: “Residents told us in the consultation that if the home closed they wanted the staff to move with them, and we will do our best to make sure this happens .”

Each resident will have a named member of staff who they know well who they can go to at any time for support and who will keep them informed and address any concerns.