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DHSC to re-house care home affected

Department offers help with relocation

The Health and Social Care Minister says help is being offered to residents at an Island care home, which has announced its closure.

Thirty-six elderly tenants at King's Reach in Ramsey were told on Tuesday that the facility will shut its doors on 1 October.

Owners Four Seasons Healthcare have blamed the decision on cost pressures and under capacity.

Kate Beecroft says the DHSC was aware that a closure was on the cards.

In a statement, she says the Department is working to move anyone in need of a new home - and 'while a number of important decisions lie ahead for residents and their families, staff will be on hand to discuss options and offer advice'.

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