ANGLESEY Council has been criticised for the way it has handled a review of care for the elderly.
Interim director of communities Stephen Sloss introduced a review of the island’s six care homes, but will be replaced in September by Gwen Carrington.
Cllr Rhian Medi, of Cyngar ward in Llangefni, said: “I can’t understand why Stephen Sloss has opened this up this when someone else had been appointed - I don’t think it’s fair on her.”
“I understand the council has to look at cuts, but the council also has to realise that money that should have been spent on these homes over the years has been held back - even before the last election.”
Plas Penlan in Llangefni is one of the homes under review as the council seeks to save £15 million in the next four years.
Cllr Medi added that concerns among care staff in the last few weeks had affected morale.
Anglesey commissioners will discuss the review at a board meeting on Monday.
At last week’s meeting, Mr Sloss said ther may have been “communication issues,” with the way a nptice to discuss closure at Garreglwyd was handled, but refused to apologise.
He added; “The understandable reaction, which was maybe bigger than anyone had expected, has been to make some assumptions that decisions had already been made, which they have not.”
Mr Sloss added that while the council had to keep quality residential care, it also had to look at “modern alternatives.”