Mablethorpe’s Jack Parkinson Court Care Home closure puts 55 jobs at risk

Jack Parkinson Court Care Home in Ruskin Road, Mablethorpe is proposed to close in September. Photo: Trevor Bradford.
Jack Parkinson Court Care Home in Ruskin Road, Mablethorpe is proposed to close in September. Photo: Trevor Bradford.

A Mablethorpe care home has been left with no option but to close its facility in September due to ‘financial pressures’ leaving 55 jobs in jeopardy.

Jack Parkinson Court care home in Ruskin Road has been run by The Orders of St John Care Trust for the last ten years.

But the organisation is set to close the facility as a result of decreased demand for places, with the home being at only 66.6 per cent occupancy.

A statement made by the trust said: “We can confirm that unfortunately we are proposing to close Jack Parkinson Court.

“For a number of years demands for places has been low and has put enormous financial pressures on the home.

“With great sadness, this has left us with no option but to close the home.”

The home currently has 24 long term residents and employs 55 members of staff, 37 of which are full time and 18 relief staff.

The organisation’s top priority is to consult with all the residents and staff at the home to make sure the time leading up to the closure of Jack Parkinson Court runs with as little disruption as possible.

It also stated: “We are currently in consultation with residents, their relatives and advocates and as well as staff members to ensure this process is handled with the minimum amount of disruption.

“The wellbeing of our residents is our prime concern and we will do our utmost to ensure that the best solution is found for all concerned.

“We will hold meetings with staff members to discuss alternative employment options in other OSJCT care homes in the area.

“We will endeavour to provide as much support as we can to all individuals involved at this difficult time. Consultations with staff will take a few weeks, but support will be guaranteed until closure.”

What are your thoughts on the proposed closure? Email your views to chloe.west@jpress.co.uk or call 01507 353217.