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'Where are we going to go?' Residents at Black Country care home speak out over site closure fears

Residents at a Black Country care home have been left uncertain about their future as a major care provider considers site closures.

Residents of Abbeyfield House, Wednesfield, which is one of the care homes to potentially close as Abbeyfield attempts to save money. Pictured, residents and family outside, left, Alan Jones, Leah Lacy, Paul Lacy, Andy Webb, Christopher Hand, John Lacy Jim Morley, Tony Talbot and Stacey Plant

The future of Abbeyfield House, on Church Hill Road, Tettenhall, was left up in the air after a letter circulated announcing the possible closure of one of its West Midlands sites.

Abbeyfield House became one of four homes in the Wolverhampton area marked for potential closure, leaving residents being left unsure about their futures.

Jon Lacey, 71, of Wolverhampton, said: “I think it’s despicable that this building could close. None of us really know what is happening now. If it does close, where are we going to go? It’s honestly left the future so uncertain. There are two 94-year-old gentlemen here and a 92-year-old lady who uses a frame, at that age they don’t need this stress, it’s so upsetting.”

The residents of the care home service showed their concerns after a letter was released stating the organisation’s intentions to close one of their three sites in the Wolverhampton area.