AN 'OUTSTANDING' rated dementia care home in Yate is to close

Members of South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet yesterday approved the decommissioning process for Woodleaze, an ageing council-run care home on Station Road.

Future arrangements will now be put in place for residents to transfer to more modern settings and the remaining staff will be supported in finding new work. Any new admissions to the home will also stop.

Woodleaze Care Home caters for older residents who have dementia. While care and the overall rating of the home has been rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission, the building itself does not meet modern day standards.

A new care home is due to open nearby in Yate and other state of the art homes have already opened in other parts of South Gloucestershire.