Jobs to go as Burnley dementia care home to close

NEW homes are being found for more than 20 people, some with dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, after a care centre in Burnley announced it is closing.

Bosses at West End Villa Residential Home, in Padiham Road, have said it is not financially viable to upgrade the centre, which was rated in June by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as ‘poor’.

County social services confirmed that 10 residents supported by the authority are being found new placements and advice and support will be given to the remaining privately-funded tenants and their families.

Home owner Joyce Boothman, who has been responsible for West End Villa for 23 years, and manager Marjorie Taylor, are said to be too upset to comment.

But a statement was released on behalf of parent company Southbank Retirement Homes in Rossendale.

It read: “We very much regret that West End Villa will close on November 9.

“The fabric of the building does not meet the standards required by the authorities and the cost to make the necessary improvements is far beyond our resources.”