Hampshire County Council votes to close Deeside

Basingstoke Gazette: Deeside care home Deeside care home

A CARE home in Basingstoke will close, after a vote was taken by Cabinet members at Hampshire County Council.

The unanimous decision yesterday means Deeside, in Alliston Way, South Ham, will close in autumn next year, when its 24 residents will move to a specialist wing at the Oakridge House care home.

Members also voted to close care homes in Petersfield and Romsey, but to keep open Cranleigh Paddock, in Lyndhurst, due to its “expert nature of care”.

In total, around 80 long-term residents, some of whom have dementia and are physically frail, will need to be relocated.

Councillor Roy Perry, leader of Hampshire County Council, said: “This has been a very difficult decision because we are conscious that we are talking about people’s homes.

“We want to ensure their care needs are properly met now, as well as ensuring that care can be delivered in the best possible way in the future.

“This means offering quality, care services and facilities that are fit for the 21st Century.”

The county council is investing £45million into Extra Care schemes, such as Newman Court, in Gershwin Road, Brighton Hill, which it says offers elderly people assisted living with greater independence.

Some of the campaigners attempting to save Deeside shouted “shame” as the decision was made.

*For more on this story and reaction to the decision, read The Gazette on Thursday.

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12:36pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Les wyatt says...

I do wish Hampshire County Council would listen to the people of Basingstoke
This has always been about MONEY not people.The Conservative Councillors of Basingstoke should be ashamed of themselves for not helping to save Deeside
I do wish Hampshire County Council would listen to the people of Basingstoke This has always been about MONEY not people.The Conservative Councillors of Basingstoke should be ashamed of themselves for not helping to save Deeside Les wyatt

2:59pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Pacifier says...

I, along with many others will remember this disgraceful decision at the time of the next County Council Elections! I hope UKIP have County Council candidates standing,,,,,,,time to sweep all of these arrogant nobodies out of office! Time we had people who represented the people of Basingstoke instead of their political masters! Disgraceful!!
I, along with many others will remember this disgraceful decision at the time of the next County Council Elections! I hope UKIP have County Council candidates standing,,,,,,,time to sweep all of these arrogant nobodies out of office! Time we had people who represented the people of Basingstoke instead of their political masters! Disgraceful!! Pacifier

7:53pm Wed 11 Dec 13

jonone says...

Pacifier wrote:
I, along with many others will remember this disgraceful decision at the time of the next County Council Elections! I hope UKIP have County Council candidates standing,,,,,,,time to sweep all of these arrogant nobodies out of office! Time we had people who represented the people of Basingstoke instead of their political masters! Disgraceful!!
If this event results in UKIP winning votes, then this is an almighty disaster....

Meanwhile, I'll ignore the investment being made to improve things for those who need it....
[quote][p][bold]Pacifier[/bold] wrote: I, along with many others will remember this disgraceful decision at the time of the next County Council Elections! I hope UKIP have County Council candidates standing,,,,,,,time to sweep all of these arrogant nobodies out of office! Time we had people who represented the people of Basingstoke instead of their political masters! Disgraceful!![/p][/quote]If this event results in UKIP winning votes, then this is an almighty disaster.... Meanwhile, I'll ignore the investment being made to improve things for those who need it.... jonone

10:14pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Tramptime says...

I cannot believe how blinkered these Councillors are. They had made their minds up before the consultation period and just ignored the wishes of the people they serve.

Just remember when the HCC it up for re-elected vote for anyone other than Conservative.
I cannot believe how blinkered these Councillors are. They had made their minds up before the consultation period and just ignored the wishes of the people they serve. Just remember when the HCC it up for re-elected vote for anyone other than Conservative. Tramptime

5:01pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Long family says...

jonone wrote:
Pacifier wrote:
I, along with many others will remember this disgraceful decision at the time of the next County Council Elections! I hope UKIP have County Council candidates standing,,,,,,,time to sweep all of these arrogant nobodies out of office! Time we had people who represented the people of Basingstoke instead of their political masters! Disgraceful!!
If this event results in UKIP winning votes, then this is an almighty disaster....

Meanwhile, I'll ignore the investment being made to improve things for those who need it....
Excuse me, but before I started this campaign, I was none the wiser of what goes on behind closed doors where the Tories are concerned. It is my belief that there is a lot of corruption within this party. As we under covered with Anna Mcnair Scott for one. Maria Miller is a total waste of space, I say Fresh pair of hands with UKIP!! Go Alan Stone!!!! I do not normally vote but I will do anything to kick the Tories out of Basingstoke.....
[quote][p][bold]jonone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pacifier[/bold] wrote: I, along with many others will remember this disgraceful decision at the time of the next County Council Elections! I hope UKIP have County Council candidates standing,,,,,,,time to sweep all of these arrogant nobodies out of office! Time we had people who represented the people of Basingstoke instead of their political masters! Disgraceful!![/p][/quote]If this event results in UKIP winning votes, then this is an almighty disaster.... Meanwhile, I'll ignore the investment being made to improve things for those who need it....[/p][/quote]Excuse me, but before I started this campaign, I was none the wiser of what goes on behind closed doors where the Tories are concerned. It is my belief that there is a lot of corruption within this party. As we under covered with Anna Mcnair Scott for one. Maria Miller is a total waste of space, I say Fresh pair of hands with UKIP!! Go Alan Stone!!!! I do not normally vote but I will do anything to kick the Tories out of Basingstoke..... Long family

7:22am Sat 14 Dec 13

Best_Name_Ever says...

Long family wrote:
jonone wrote:
Pacifier wrote:
I, along with many others will remember this disgraceful decision at the time of the next County Council Elections! I hope UKIP have County Council candidates standing,,,,,,,time to sweep all of these arrogant nobodies out of office! Time we had people who represented the people of Basingstoke instead of their political masters! Disgraceful!!
If this event results in UKIP winning votes, then this is an almighty disaster....

Meanwhile, I'll ignore the investment being made to improve things for those who need it....
Excuse me, but before I started this campaign, I was none the wiser of what goes on behind closed doors where the Tories are concerned. It is my belief that there is a lot of corruption within this party. As we under covered with Anna Mcnair Scott for one. Maria Miller is a total waste of space, I say Fresh pair of hands with UKIP!! Go Alan Stone!!!! I do not normally vote but I will do anything to kick the Tories out of Basingstoke.....
It is things said like this that worry me. You do not normally vote (that is a problem in itself) and your only motive for doing so now is to kick the Tories out of Basingstoke. Vote for whoever you want, but at least give yourself some idea of who you are voting in and what policies you are voting in by checking out party manifestos.
[quote][p][bold]Long family[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jonone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pacifier[/bold] wrote: I, along with many others will remember this disgraceful decision at the time of the next County Council Elections! I hope UKIP have County Council candidates standing,,,,,,,time to sweep all of these arrogant nobodies out of office! Time we had people who represented the people of Basingstoke instead of their political masters! Disgraceful!![/p][/quote]If this event results in UKIP winning votes, then this is an almighty disaster.... Meanwhile, I'll ignore the investment being made to improve things for those who need it....[/p][/quote]Excuse me, but before I started this campaign, I was none the wiser of what goes on behind closed doors where the Tories are concerned. It is my belief that there is a lot of corruption within this party. As we under covered with Anna Mcnair Scott for one. Maria Miller is a total waste of space, I say Fresh pair of hands with UKIP!! Go Alan Stone!!!! I do not normally vote but I will do anything to kick the Tories out of Basingstoke.....[/p][/quote]It is things said like this that worry me. You do not normally vote (that is a problem in itself) and your only motive for doing so now is to kick the Tories out of Basingstoke. Vote for whoever you want, but at least give yourself some idea of who you are voting in and what policies you are voting in by checking out party manifestos. Best_Name_Ever

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