More than 30,000 people have signed a petition to stop the closure of Chiltern House in Gerrards Cross.
As reported in last month’s edition, Chiltern House, a residential care home for 22 adults with complex needs, is set to close in February 2024.
Linda Walton, a former member of staff at the home, says that residents are distressed as they face an uncertain future.
A spokesperson for health and welfare charity Leonard Cheshire (LC), which owns the home, said: “With closure now confirmed and no offers submitted by other providers to take over Chiltern House, our priority is to ensure people living there now choose new homes that are the right option for them and fully meet their specific needs. The closure team are supporting individuals on a one-to-one basis, facilitating assessments and visits to potential new homes, as well as working actively with commissioner groups as they identify suitable alternative provision. They will also ensure the safe running of the service as residents leave or staff potentially find other roles.
“Some people’s needs have changed over the years of living at Chiltern House (more than five require nursing care not provided at the service) and the feelings of individual residents and staff on the matter vary widely. Several residents have already identified new homes they want to go to – including other LC services – subject to approval.”
View the petition at chng.it/r2Sd8gztWy