Changes to residential care provision
Telford & Wrekin Council has announced changes to its residential care provision for adults with learning disabilities. Currently the council has two residential homes - Downing House and Carwood.
Clients currently living at Carwood who need to remain in residential care will be able to move to live at Downing House. Some clients have already said they would prefer to live independently in the community.
Many of the staff currently working at Carwood will be able to transfer to work at Downing House to support and care for the clients who are also moving. The council aims to make these changes by the end of January 2016.
Councillor Arnold England, Telford &Wrekin Council’s cabinet member for Adult Social Care, said:: “I know this may be a difficult time for our clients who are impacted by these changes and we are committed to work with them, their families, carers and our staff.