Tragic care home closes its doors

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A CARE home closed its doors for the final time after its last resident moved out.

Janet Erwood (84) was the last to leave the Maria-Helena Care Home in Dawsmere on Monday after her family struggled to find her a home near to where they live in Cheshire.

The tragedy-hit home was due to shut on Sunday, just a few weeks after residents and their families were informed by a letter from its owners Isabel and Jaswant Beeharry.

A few hours after penning the letter the couple were found dead in their car in what is believed to be a double suicide.

Following its closure, Lincolnshire County Council has praised staff for their professionalism.

Glen Garrod, assistant director for adult social care said: “Credit should be paid to all staff at the home for the work they have done over the past month, in what has been very difficult circumstances.

“The team we dedicated to Maria Helena also deserve recognition for their work with staff to ensure residents continued to be cared for while alternative arrangements were made and for arranging the transfer of 23 residents so quickly, with full consideration of each person’s needs.

“It’s very sad to see the home close after all the hard work that has been put in by staff. The full support and co-operation of all involved has ensured that everyone affected has been supported to settle into their new environments with the minimum of disruption.”