Bield strikes deal which sees transfer of residents and staff in three care homes

Since announcing last year that it would be closing 12 of its care homes, Bield has this month agreed a deal which sees residents and staff transfer in three of its homes.

Following discussions, two of its homes in Edinburgh and one in the Borders are transferring to Mansfield Care.

The new provider will take over Haugh Street and Craighall Road in the capital and Milfield Gardens in Jedburgh in a move that means all residents and staff transfer over to the new provider ‘with very few changes’.

Charlie Dickson, Director of Housing and Care Services, said: ““We are fully aware of the serious impact the decision to close the care homes has made on the lives of the people who use our services, their families and our staff.

“Once we made the decision to close the care homes we worked closely with our specialist agents Christie & Co to ensure that every possible attempt to find new care providers was explored across the country.

“Our service users and staff have remained of paramount importance throughout what is clearly a stressful and traumatic time.”

Bield announced 12 of its care homes were to close due to a change in strategic direction and ongoing financial pressures.

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