The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has described his shock and disappointment at the impending closure of The Model Care Home in Ballymoney.
News about the future of the facility emerged following a statement from the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA).
Councillor Ivor Wallace said:
“As a resident of Ballymoney I know this will come as a big blow to the town. The facility provides care to 28 residents and my thoughts are with them as they face this upheaval from the place they call home.
“Many of these people are elderly and vulnerable and I am very sorry to hear that they now face the prospect of having to move elsewhere.
“It’s also a very worrying time for the care home staff who rely on the facility for employment, especially in this current climate with the cost-of-living crisis.
“Staff and residents will have formed important bonds with each other so it’s very sad to think that these valuable connections will now be lost.
“If no resolution can be found, I hope the wellbeing of residents remains the main priority for all and that any disruption to their day-to-day care is kept to a minimum as this process continues.”