Senior councillors in Leeds have approved the closure of Middlecross Care Home in Armley and Radcliffe Lane Day Centre in Pudsey.
Members of the decision-making executive board discussed the future of a number of the authority’s residential care homes and day centres at a recent meeting.
They approved the closure of Middlecross Care Home in Armley, Seigen Manor in Morley and The Green in Seacroft, along with their associated day centres.
Radcliffe Lane day centre in Pudsey will also be closed, while Wykebeck Valley day centre will become a complex needs centre for the east of the city.
The decision comes despite a campaign to save Middlecross and a 450-name petition to save Radcliffe Lane.
A report considered by councillors said a consultation with service users revealed the majority of respondents didn’t want the home/day centre to close. Many suggested that savings should be made elsewhere in the council.
But in a statement, Councillor Rebecca Charlwood, Leeds City Council’s executive member for health, wellbeing and adults, said:
“The stark reality is that the council’s current financial position means we simply cannot afford to provide residential and day care in the same way we have in the past, and we must put robust, sustainable models in place now so that older people in Leeds will still have choice and control over the care and support they receive both now and in the future.”