Save Ferney Lee Care Home

Look after our elderly: This Care Home needs to be able to continue to provide vital respite care, and care for elderly people discharged from hospital but before they are able to return home. The Council might have to close this brilliant place soon, apparently because of badly needed maintenance and upgrading for which there is no current funding. Ferney Lee’s service for the community also extends to the approx. 40 meals provided by their kitchen staff for Age Concern Todmorden’s weekly lunch clubs for elderly people living in their own homes in Cornholme, Walsden and Tod. This service is so important and must be able to continue.

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5 comments on “Save Ferney Lee Care Home

  1. Coronavirus has taught us we should be building high quality, local state run care for the Elderly. The building needs investment, and it should contine to provide high quality care for elders from Todmorden.

  2. Ferney Lee provides an essential service for the Elderly people of Todmorden with Social Care needs. I do not think the true impact of closing this long standing facility is fully appreciated The fantastic meals service which enables Age Concern to provide a safe reliable weekly hot meal for people living independantly in the Todmorden, Walsden and Cornholme areas would put this facility at risk as finding a replacement caterer that can meet our needs whilst keeping the cost managable is doubtful. Closure of the lunch clubs would significantly increase the risk of social isolation for our regular customers.
    Turning to the Residential Care and Rehabilitation facilities provided by Ferney Lee. The alternatives apart from private nursing homes beyond the affordability of many elderly residents will distance people requiring care from their friends and loved ones making visiting very challenging and again increasing the risk of social isolation. I understand Ferney Lee has received excellent quality reports over the years as far as staff and services are concerned so all that is lacking is some capital investment to upgrade the fabric of the building – something that has perhaps been neglected in the past due to budget cuts..

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