Thirteen residents face homelessness after closure of ‘inadequate’ Sheffield care home

A care home in Sheffield has been closed for refurbishment until next Spring after being told it was inadequate – twice.

Warren Park Care Home in Chapeltown was given the lowest possible rating in July 2016 by the Care Quality Commission, having previously been given the same status two years earlier.

Now thirteen of its elderly residents face homelessness over Christmas after the sudden closure this morning.

Pam Barnes, a relative of one of the residents, said: “She’ll be homeless on the 20th of December because nobody is willing to take her on.

“At the moment she has no where to go.”

Staffing levels, training and the supervision of residents were all heavily criticised in the report.

Warren Park acknowledged that standards needed to be raised, but they felt that a shortage in trainee nursing across the country was also a major contributing factor.