Plea to keep Leeds care home open

PLEA: Lindsey Cannon and Richard Burgon MP with campaigners at The Green in Seacroft.
PLEA: Lindsey Cannon and Richard Burgon MP with campaigners at The Green in Seacroft.
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Campaigners have made a final plea to save a care home in Leeds from closure.

Lindsey Cannon is among 4,522 people to sign a petition against plans to shut down The Green care home in Seacroft.

The home is among three council-run facilities that Leeds City Council’s executive board is expected to green-light for closure on Wednesday.

But Mrs Cannon, whose mother-in-law lives in the Seacroft home, has asked councillors to monitor the facility and keep it open.

She said: “When it’s gone it’s gone.

“It is by far the better choice to monitor The Green for a couple of years, before making a further decision to close it, than to close it and find out in a couple of months or years that we really needed it after all.”

The other facilities which face closure if plans are approved tomorrow include Middlecross care home in Armley and Siegen Manor, in Morley.

Plans to close the care homes were first announced last September before consultations began.

Coun Rebecca Charlwood, the council’s executive member for health, said the local authority had taken the time to listen to the views of residents as decisions to close care facilities affect some of the most vulnerable people in Leeds.

Gavin Shaw.

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