Care home closing after 30 years

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A care home in Spalding is to close after being run by the same family for 30 years.

Grenoble Rest Home in Cowbit Road has nine residents and 17 members of staff.

Sarah Corlett has been manager for 28 years and says taking the decision to retire has been very difficult.

She said: “It is very sad, but the care home sector is very challenging these days.

“Running a small one just isn’t viable. Banks won’t lend money and there is so much red tape.

“But the closure is being managed and we are finding alternative homes for the residents locally, so they will still be able to see their friends and family.

“Although I am discussing redundancies, some members of staff will be moving to the care homes where residents are going, which I am very pleased about.

”They have been brilliant and have all worked incredibly hard for me and they have all been incredibly supportive as has healthcare services in offering jobs.”

Mrs Corlett said she will remain a silent partner at a care home in Grantham, which is run by her business partner and ex-husband Christopher Dunmore.