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South Cumbria stroke and neurological group welcomes news of new provider for Holehird care home

June 16, 2021 3:28 PM

A group representing stroke and neurological patients and carers in South Cumbria has welcomed the news that a new provider has been found to take over Holehird care home in Windermere.

Last week, St Gregory's Homecare, Leonard Cheshire, the Holehird Trust and Tim Farron MP issued a joint statement on the future of the care home, which said: "Since Leonard Cheshire took the decision that it could no longer provide care at Holehird, we've been working hard to try to find a new provider to take over the running of the home.

"Holehird has provided amazing care for people of all ages with physical disabilities and complex needs for the past 60 years.

"So we're delighted that St Gregory's Homecare have come forward to offer to take over the running of Holehird and we've been working together to try to make this a reality.

"There are still several hurdles to overcome and there is no certainty that it will be achieved, but we wanted to make this statement to give confidence that we are committed to ensuring the best possible outcome for Holehird and the wider community."

Commenting on the news, Chair of the Patient and Carer Integrated Stroke and Neurorehabilitation Delivery Network Assurance Group for Lancashire & South Cumbria Phil Woodford said: "I'd like to thank everyone involved in working to secure this transition to a new provider, it is incredible what can be achieved when people come together with a common purpose.

"This hasn't been about securing the future of a building, it is much bigger than that, Holehird is home to a group of people who require specialist care and support.

"It must remain a very anxious time for the staff involved too, my thanks goes out to them for everything that they do to care for these people.

"I hope to visit Holehird after the new provider takes over and meet some of the residents and staff myself.

"There's still a little way to go to make it a certainty, but I wish everyone involved the very best and again, thank you.

"As a Stroke survivor myself I know how valuable such specialist care is."