Chatteris care home to close

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UPSET residents of a Fenland old people’s home will have to move out after the firm that owns it went bust.

The nine residents of The Gables in East Park Street have to find alternative accommodation as soon as possible and the 17 staff are facing redundancy after Stargate Partnership went into administration last month.

KPMG, the receivers for The Gables and also another home in Bognor Regis, said they will both be sold.

Stargate’s five other care homes are continuing to operate as normal with the help of HCMS, a major care provider.

A spokesman for KPMG said both the Chatteris and Bognor Regis homes will close once new accommodation has been found for their residents.

HCMS are operating both care homes on behalf of the Joint Administrators and are working with local authorities in Cambridgeshire and West Sussex to find alternative accommodation for residents.  Staff from both homes will be made redundant.

Independent valuations - based on current occupancy levels and the capital expenditure required - has shown that The Gables and Ashton Manor are no longer viable as going concerns.  It is hoped to sell the homes as properties on a stand-alone basis.

HCMS are working with staff to minimise any disruption to the daily routine of residents while purchasers are found.

Neil Gostelow and Jane Moriarty of KPMG were appointed joint administrators of Stargate Partnership and Adderley House, on September 6 and 7 respectively.