Llandybie care home reports 'incorrect'
10:23am Tuesday 5th November 2013 in News
TWO Llandybie county councillors have slammed as "premature and misleading " reports that a Llandybie residential care home could be axed as part of County Hall's drive to slash costs in residential care.
Following the local authority's recent seminar at Ffwrnes in Llanelli, a newspaper claimed that £1.7m a year could be saved by "reproviding" the accommodation at Glanmarlais and a Llanelli home in other homes.
"That is not factually correct," Cllr Anthony Jones told the Guardian. "While it's correct to say that the future of both these homes is being looked at, naming them in this way is bound to create a lot of uncertainty and heartache for staff, patients and families alike."
Cllr Anthony Davies said: "Absolutely nothing has been decided yet."
Cllr Jones added that, as far as the Amman Valley was concerned, the plan was to move both staff and residents from Glanmarlais and Tegfan in Tirydail to a new extra care home at Gwynfryn near Coleg Sir Gar's Ammanford campus possibly within the next two years.
"While the cutbacks facing the local authority means we are looking at the proposal of closing one of these homes sooner rather than later, no decision has yet been taken," he said.
"While it would obviously be better to have the extra care home at Gwynfryn available, we are considering all options.
"I have made representations to clarify the position regarding Glanmarlais and been assured that what ended up being reported was certainly not included in the press release put out following the budget seminar at Ffwrnes.
"People must remember that no decisions have been made and – before we reach that stage – there will be a full period of consultation when people will be able to have their say."
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