The directors of the Corrin Home in Peel have announced that the home will close as there is ‘no way to make it viable’.
Each of the 21 residents will now have to find a new place to live by July, while all staff of the not for profit home are also to lose their jobs.
The statement said: ‘ Today, we have a sad but important announcement to make about the future of Corrin Home which will affect everyone living and working at the Home – our residents and our staff.
‘It is with deep regret that the Board of Directors has advised our Government Regulators’ Registration and Inspection Unit of our proposal to close Corrin Home in July 2021. We must stress, however, that we do have sufficient funding within our reserves to ensure that we can meet all of our current and future financial obligations up to and including the proposed closure of the Home.
‘For several months, the Board of Directors has worked tirelessly to find a way to avoid closure and the decision to close has not been arrived at easily, but we see no way to make the Home viable.’
What Happens Next?
The directors say they fully understand that today’s announcement is ‘likely to
be traumatic for our 21 current residents, their families and carers and our workforce’ and that they will do ‘everything we can to minimise the impact for all concerned’.
They added: ‘We will do our best to support our residents and their families through the coming weeks and will be working closely with Social Services to make alternative arrangements for our residents. Our aim is to ensure all of Corrin Home’s twenty-on current residents will be moved to new accommodation before the home closes for good.
‘After the announcement today, we will enter into formal consultation with our staff.’
We have contacted the DHSC for a comment as to the role the department will play in assisting residents.