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Crowmoor House residents and families to hear about future of home

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Drop-in sessions are due to be held at Crowmoor House care home in Shrewsbury to talk to residents and their families about the future running of the home.

Crowmoor House is currently run by Shropshire Council and is due to be transferred to another provider, which will secure investment and improve the facilities at the home.  Residents will not see any difference when a new group or company takes on the home, as all current staff will be kept on as part of the transfer.

The process started earlier this year with “soft market testing” to establish which organisations were interested in taking on the running of Crowmoor House, and now those organisations have until 19 September to make formal bids.

Staff from the home and Shropshire Council officers have been talking to residents and their families regularly throughout the process, and some drop-in sessions are being arranged to reassure people about the future of the home.

Shropshire Council Cabinet member, Councillor Simon Jones, said:

“Our main priority is the care and wellbeing of the residents at Crowmoor, and we want to reassure them that the transfer will be as smooth as possible.  The whole idea behind this is to improve the facilities at Crowmoor and secure its long-term future.  I hope residents and their families can come along to the drop-in sessions and have a chat about any concerns they may have, as it’s important we keep people informed as we go along.”

The drop-in sessions have been organised for 30 August and 21 September, each from 2pm to 5pm at Crowmoor House.

The council will consider the bids made by potential providers once they are submitted by mid-September, and a decision is likely to be made in the new year.  The new provider is then likely to take on the home during the summer of 2012.