An Oswestry care home has closed unexpectedly with only one weeks’ notice from the owner, Shropshire Council says.

Councillor Cecilia Motley, cabinet member for adult social care and public health, said that Hartlands Rest Home in Salop Road has been working with the council on “quality issues” and a recent “poor” CQC (Care Quality Commission) inspection outcome.

She added: “Shropshire Council was informed with a weeks’ notice from the homeowner of Hartlands Rest Home, Oswestry, that he intended to close the home on Friday, December 15.


“We have been working with the owner for some weeks due to some quality issues and a recent poor CQC inspection outcome, however the decision to close the home was not expected.”

Cllr Motley added that they have been working to move 10 people in the week before the closing date.

She continued: “We worked proactively with individuals, families and other placing authorities to move 10 people to new homes in the week up to the December 15.

“Other companies supported the Council to move people to new homes.”

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People have been settling well in their new homes.

Cllr Motley said: “We understand this has been a difficult time for everyone concerned, especially being so close to Christmas.

“People have settled in well in their new homes and we will continue to work with the new providers, residents and their families.”