The next critical date in the campaign is September 14th when the Edinburgh Integrated Joint Board is holding a special meeting to discuss the closure proposals. We understand that they intend to take a decision on closure at this meeting and then open a period of consultation which will run until the end of the year! Unison have organised a protest at the City Chambers to run at the same time as the board meets and Another Edinburgh is Possible are calling for the maximum possible attendance on the day. Please share with your friends and bring placards and banners. There’s a Facebook event that you can share.
Councillor Gordon Munro has received a number of written answers from Ricky Henderson on the care homes issue. You can see the details here.
Most revealing was of the answers is this:
‘ Throughout 2020/21, the Bed Based Review was ongoing and we deemed it morally unacceptable to admit into the care homes where the future of the home is under discussion.’
In other words they stopped admitting to the care homes over a year ago and then used their low occupancy rates as an argument for closure!