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Basingstoke care home Roman House earmarked for partial closure by Scope
PART of a care home in Basingstoke for adults with cerebral palsy is set to close.
Roman House, in Winklebury Way, Winklebury, is one of 11 run by the charity Scope that its board of trustees have earmarked for full or partial closure.
The care home provides residential care for up to 26 people in two self-contained bungalows and another building.
The charity says more disabled people are opting to live in their communities.
Under the plans, the main care home building would close and changes would be made to the two bungalows by 2016.
A statement on its website reads: “In the future, we believe that fewer and fewer disabled people will choose to live in traditional care homes, and there will be less demand for these more old-fashioned services.
“We run a number of services like this, many of which were opened in the 1970s.”
The charity says that the board of trustees made its proposals in September last year and since then it has been in contact with people who are directly affected. Bosses are now drawing up plans for the proposals.
A consultation will take place at each care home and a decision will be made on the future of Roman House towards the end of next year.
Other care homes under threat of closure include two in Salisbury, one in Oxford and another in Kingston-on-Thames.
Frank Lindsell is one of the organisers of a campaign to keep open a Scope care home in Essex, where his 51-year-old daughter lives, and he wants to hear from people affected by the closure threat to Roman House.
To contact the campaign, call 01353 669722.
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