Nigel Evans, MP for the Ribble Valley, met with the residents of Plessington Court Care Home to discuss the Council’s intention to drastically reduce the existing care package, this would mean the site would no longer have night-time provision for Residents. County Councillor David Smith also attended the meeting alongside Charlie Norman, CEO of Mosscare St Vincent's Housing Group, and 45 residents and care assistants of Plessington Court.
Speaking from Plessington Court, Mr Evans said:
“The County Council needs to listen to the concerns of elderly residents and their families who cherish the level of service Plessington provides, which allows them to have a high quality of life as they grow older. This extra care ensures that the residents are properly looked after, and it is the reason why many of the residents decided to reside here in the first place.”
Continuing, Mr Evans argued that removing the level of service would be a false economy:
“Each time I have visited Plessington, I have seen an unbreakable bond of trust between the residents and staff. This ensures that the health staff are familiar with the needs of each and every resident, thus keeping them out of hospital and enabling them to live a healthier, fuller life for longer.”
Adding to the remarks of Mr Evans, County Councillor for Longridge with Bowland, David Smith added:
“I am greatly impressed by the care that is delivered to the residents of Plessington Court, I will be taking their concerns directly to County Hall in order that they can know the value that is placed on such a service.”