Jobs under threat and residents forced to move as Sheffield care home closes

Hawkhills carehome in Sheffield which will close following a review of Sheffcare
Hawkhills carehome in Sheffield which will close following a review of Sheffcare
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Residents of a Sheffield care home will be forced to move and staff could lose their jobs after bosses revealed the site is losing money.

Sheffcare has announced it will close its Hawkhills home in Stanwood Road in Stannington.

Hawkhills carehome in Sheffield which will close following a review of Sheffcare

Hawkhills carehome in Sheffield which will close following a review of Sheffcare

The home will close in November following a ‘detailed review’ of Sheffcare’s services.

It will mean current residents will be moved to one of Sheffcare’s other sites, while some staff could be made redundant.

“It is with deep sadness and regret that Sheffcare have made the decision to close Hawkhills,” said Sheffcare chief executive Belinda Black.

“This care home has seen decreasing resident numbers over a significant period of time and, despite recent extensive investment in the home, the current position and future forecasts show that these losses will continue to increase.”

The home has room for up to 40 residents but Sheffcare says that it has not been full for ‘several years’.

Ms Black added: “We understand that this will be a very difficult time for the people who live at Hawkhills and we will be working closely with them and their families to find new homes in the city and will support everyone throughout this process.

“In addition, we will be working very hard with people who work at Hawkhills to find alternative employment in other homes within Sheffcare and therefore expect very limited redundancies.

“This is a very reluctant move for the charity, particularly following the recent Care Quality Commission inspection which praised the quality of care at Hawkhills, but we are working very hard to ensure we support everybody fully at this difficult time.”

The charity’s chairman, Steve Hustler, added: “A number of factors have resulted in this decision.

“We need to protect the sustainability of the whole charity and unfortunately this means the closure of Hawkhills.”