I read the recent article regarding the proposed care home at Bishop Cuthbert, and the comments made by Silverbirch Road resident Mrs Nicholson.
I find it quite remarkable that, in her opinion, a care home is not needed in that area as it is a family estate and would be a complete waste of time as there is already Hartfields just down the road.
Well, let me put the record straight.
Hartfields is not a care home, it is a retirement village.
Does this lady really think that care should only be provided in other areas of the town?
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I do hope she never is in the terrible dilemma of having to place a loved one into care as my family had to.
Some families have had to look outside of town for a placement.
Bishop Cuthbert is a growing area with young and old alike.
We at Hartfields didn’t want a play park on our doorstep but we got one for your children to play on and we have to put up with it.
So I suggest you do the same regarding care for the elderly.