Care Home Objectors Have “Wrong End Of The Stick”

The boss of the company behind a controversial care home in Coventry has defended plans to house people with learning disabilities at the site. Inshore Support Limited’s Managing Director Adam Webb said people objecting to the plans have “got the wrong end of the stick” and added there was “nothing sinister about the proposals.” His comments come after planning chiefs at the city council gave Inshore Support the go-ahead to transform a former elderly people’s home in Barnfield Avenue in Allesley into a residential care home for people with learning disabilities.

Approval was granted last Thursday despite objections from neighbours concerned about potential anti-social or criminal behaviour.

Mr Webb said: “These people are not criminals but people with learning disabilities who are not a danger to anyone. All we have actually done is try to change the category of the home from elderly so we can accommodate four people, supporting them with everyday tasks and enabling them to live in the community which they are entitled to do.”

Mr Webb said if residents go anywhere they will be accompanied by staff. “We have 10 other homes which have not had any other problems and there will always be 24-hour care,” he said