Three residents are still at Withnell nursing home

Lake View Nursing Home
Lake View Nursing Home

Most residents have now moved out of a crisis-hit care home in Withnell.

Relatives of the 28 residents at Lake View Nursing Home were told last month that it would close and were given 28 days to find new accommodation.

This week, a spokesman for Embrace, which owns the home, said there were three residents left at Lake View.

He continued: “We are working hard to find accommodation for the remaining residents.

“The home will remain open until that has been done.”

Lancashire County Council, Chorley And South Ribble Clinical Commissioning Group, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and Embrace have been working to find alternative accommodation for residents.

Lake View employs 37 people and includes a specialist unit for people with mental health problems associated with dementia.

Last week, it was reported that police had launched an investigation after concerns about the safety of a resident at Lake View were reported to them in January.

And last month, the CQC published a report from an inspection on October 2, where the home was judged to be “inadequate”.

Inspectors found several areas where improvements were needed and the CQC said it was considering taking enforcement action against the home.