Outside all four threatened care homes today

Another Edinburgh is Possible

Press release – for immediate distribution

16th December 2021

SAVE OUR CARE HOMES

Earlier this month campaigners rallied outside Ferrylee, one of the four publicly run care homes that remains under the threat of closure.  Today the campaign 
raised a banner outside all four homes, Ferrylee, Fords Road, Clovenstone House and Jewel House to send a message to the Edinburgh Integrated Joint Board (EIJB) that we need the homes, we need public and democratically accountable care services, and we won’t be going away.

The EIJB had originally wanted to make the closure decision at its meeting in June 2021.  Resolute campaigning has pushed this back and it now seems likely that there will be no decision until after the local authority elections in June 2022.  In the meantime, residents and workers are left in limbo.  Access photos of today’s protests at https://www.flickr.com/photos/petepolitics/albums/72157720241687474  or via the campaign Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/anotheredinburghispossible

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