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To: Cllr Adam McVey, Leader of Edinburgh City Council

Edinburgh City - Save Our Care Homes

Edinburgh City - Save Our Care Homes

I am deeply concerned about the effect devastating cuts will have on our care homes and residents.

Under current IJB proposals, Clovenstone, Ferrylee, Ford's Road and Jewel House Care Homes have been judged to be unsuitable and would be closed. A further care home, Drumbrae would close as a care home and switch to hospital-based complex clinical care.

Closing four care homes and changing the role of another without proper and meaningful consultation is short-sighted.

Equally, without having a fully-costed plan in place on how community care and care at home would be an adequate replacement to those already provided is a dangerous precedent to set.

Throughout the covid pandemic, care workers have put the health and wellbeing of residents before that of themselves and families. This will not have been an easy decision to make, but one care workers have done to look after the most vulnerable in our society.

We need the support of the Scottish Government to start planning and financing the next generation of modern fit-for-purpose care homes in Edinburgh.

We also need Councillors to stand up and be a voice for council run care homes.

Why is this important?

Scotland’s care system already relies too heavily on homes that are run for profit. Edinburgh can buck that trend by supporting Council-run care homes that focus on providing quality care not the making of money. I urge you to back UNISON's campaign to Save Our Care Homes.

Edinburgh, UK

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Reasons for signing

  • An important service for the elderly
  • To look after our pensioners
  • Family members were in Jewel House and I volunteered there for 5 years, much needed care home.,

Updates

2021-07-10 09:34:43 +0100

Media coverage: Union plea to Health Secretary to save city care homes facing closure

https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/politics/union-plea-to-health-secretary-to-save-city-care-homes-facing-closure-3303143

2021-07-05 14:16:19 +0100

Follow this link and download an image & take a selfie to show your support with the campaign. Either print at home or display on a phone / tablet and send back to us or tag UNISON City of Edinburgh on social media.

https://unison-edinburgh.org.uk/save-our-care-homes/

2021-07-04 20:14:04 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2021-07-02 17:01:50 +0100

500 signatures reached

2021-07-02 09:24:44 +0100

Campaign coverage in the Edinburgh Evening News: https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/health/edinburgh-care-homes-must-be-saved-from-closure-says-union-as-it-launches-campaign-and-appeals-for-public-backing-3293654

2021-07-02 09:24:04 +0100

Update from UNISON City Of Edinburgh: https://unison-edinburgh.org.uk/care-workers-launch-campaign-to-save-edinburgh-city-council-care-homes/

2021-07-01 12:06:06 +0100

100 signatures reached

2021-06-30 18:01:13 +0100

50 signatures reached

2021-06-30 14:11:52 +0100

25 signatures reached

2021-06-30 13:28:07 +0100

10 signatures reached