Llanelli care homes closure consultation starts

Residents, families and staff at two threatened council-run care homes in Llanelli are being asked for their views about their future.

Both could close, but Carmarthenshire Council says no decision had been made.

Earlier this year over 100 protesters marched through Llanelli demanding both Caemaen and St Paul’s be saved.

Launching a period of consultation, the council said there were several options but Caemaen was not fit for purpose and St Paul’s was uneconomic to run.

It said it was proposing to remodel care provision across the county, improving facilities, providing more flexible services and giving older people more housing choices.

Pat Jones, the executive board member for social care, said: “We know that residents, their families, and staff, have been eager to have their say, which is why I am pleased we are progressing to consultation stage.

“Everyone’s views will be taken into account, and will be used to inform council members ahead of their final decision.”