Changes at Chantry Close
We have recently proposed to close Chantry Close, which is part of First Key Worcester.
We are losing a significant amount of money running First Key Worcester because it has a high number of empty places and it has been difficult to recruit staff. The circumstances at First Key Worcester mean it has become very hard for us to continue running the service because it is costing us more than the fees we get from councils.
Our staff are doing a great job but we are unwilling to compromise on quality and unable to consistently lose money running statutory services. Sadly, we are proposing to close the service by 3 March 2015.
We are consulting with the people who live there, their relatives, staff and local authorities about the future of the service and will make a decision in late November. We realise that these proposals will make some people feel anxious and we are committed to supporting everyone throughout this process.
Chantry Close is a residential care home for disabled adults with a range of impairments and learning difficulties.
For us, it’s about more than just accommodation and personal care. Our service provides a safe and supportive environment where individuals can meet their personal aspirations and pursue their future goals. We can act as a stepping stone to independent living and we work with everyone involved to plan for the future.
Your support staff
We offer high standards of personal support, with disabled people having their own rooms and shared areas to socialise with friends or take part in events or activities.
Our staff are highly trained and are specialists in supporting people with complex support needs.
You can pay for your care using your direct payments, personal budgets, private income or through the local authority.