A CARE home and day centre run by Bradford Council is to be mothballed, it has been confirmed.

The decision over Norman Lodge, on Glenroyd Avenue in Low Moor, was taken following a district-wide review of services available to people leaving hospital.

As a result of the review, people will be supported to go directly home after a stay in hospital rather than go into a care home.

The council said the welfare and safety of the people its supports remains a “top priority”.

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In a statement to the Telegraph & Argus, a Bradford Council spokesperson said: “We have recently undertaken a review with the NHS and other local health partners across the district, of the services available to people leaving hospital.

“People have told us their preference is to go directly home after a stay in hospital, rather than go into a care home setting for a short stay.

“As a result, we are changing our offer to support more people to go directly home, and a decision has been made to mothball Norman Lodge Care Home.

“Norman Lodge is a short-stay care home only and there are no long-term residents residing at the home.”

It’s understood it will close in April.

The spokesperson added: “We believe that this will allow us to deliver a better service for residents across the district in providing the right level of care.

“Our Bradford Enablement Support Team (BEST) will continue to support more residents leaving hospital, ensuring care plans are in place to help them recover and regain their independence at home.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Norman Lodge is expected to be mothballed in April Norman Lodge is expected to be mothballed in April (Image: Newsquest)

“As always, the welfare and safety of people we support remains our top priority.

“All the remaining short-stay residents at Norman Lodge and those attending the day centre will be fully supported by Council social workers, to ensure their care and wellbeing is maintained.”

The home was judged as ‘good’ in all areas in its last full inspection by the Care Quality Commission back in 2019.

A report from that visit described it as providing accommodation and personal care for up to 35 people.

It said: “Accommodation is provided in four units at ground floor level and each unit has a lounge, dining and kitchen area.

“Norman Lodge offers a mixture of placements which includes permanent places, rehabilitation, assessment and respite care.”

The report added: “People told us staff were caring, helpful, and attentive. We saw people were treated with dignity, respect and compassion.

“People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives.”