Almost 70 elderly people could be forced to move to new accommodation after two Northampton care homes went into administration.
Joint Administrators Simon Thomas and Nicholas O’Reilly, of Moorfields Corporate Recovery, have confirmed today, Thursday, that Redruth Nursing Home, in Upton, and Cedarwood Nursing Home, in Kettering Road, are likely to close over the next four weeks.
Both had been placed into administration last month and between them care for 69 people.
Mr Thomas said “Over the past few weeks we have carefully reviewed operations at both homes and concluded that it will not be possible to turn them around and stem trading losses in the short or medium term.
“It has therefore become inevitable that steps will have to be taken to for us to work with staff and the authorities to shut the homes over the next four weeks.
“Our absolute priority will be to ensure that the needs of residents are prioritised and handled in the most sensitive and professional manner possible.
“In the meantime, we will work hard to identify purchasers for both homes within the care sector or the alternative use markets.”
Interested parties are invited to contact the joint administrators.”
A spokeswoman for Northamptonshire County Council said: “Northamptonshire County Council and NHS Nene Clinical Commissioning Group will be working with both Redruth and Cedarwood Nursing Homes in Northampton to manage the imminent closure of these two private care homes.
“We will support residents and their families to find suitable alternative accommodation, and work closely with them to minimise the stress and disruption at this very difficult time. ”