|St Joseph's Care Home, Brighton|
The Institute of Our Lady of Mercy released a statement saying:
'It is with regret that the Institute of Our Lady of Mercy confirmed today August 19th that St Joseph’s Care Home, Brighton will be closing this autumn.
Since the initial announcement on July 6th of the proposal to close the Home a full consultation has been undertaken with the staff. At the same time residents and their families have been given support in finding other accommodation.
Sr Colette Cronin, the Institute Leader, said: “During this consultation period we have not received any viable alternative proposals that would enable us to keep the Home open. At this time, our priority is to ensure the well-being and safety of all remaining residents throughout the closure process. We are working to enable closure to take place by the end of October 2015 at the latest.
We will continue to offer our remaining residents and their families support to help find suitable alternative accommodation.
We know that this has been a very difficult period for residents, families and the staff. We would like to express our deep gratitude to our staff for their professionalism and loyalty. They have continued to offer the highest quality of care throughout this time.”
At the moment no decisions have been made about arrangements for the future of the property in the longer term.'