RESIDENTS of an Anglesey care home have made a touching plea for help as a possible closure looms.
Beaumaris Town councillors resolved to call a public meeting on the fate of Haulfre in Llanfaes, after they received a letter from worried residents.
Cllr Stan Zalot was concerned that Beaumaris’ council-run facilities, among the cheapest on the Island, were being closed.
He said: “It is absolutely outrageous, and why is the brunt of it all happening on this end of the Island?
“Whose cat have we kicked? You’re talking about people’s homes, for goodness sake.”
Haulfre is one of six Anglesey Council-run care homes under review. The council’’s proposes two specialised centres on the Island.
It adds that more investing in voluntary services and developing private care capacity to enable more people to stay at home.
Council officers suggest transforming Haulfre into a social enterprise to provide respite care for people with physical and learning disabilities, as well as housing for the elderly.
Cllr Allistair Grant questioned how the centre could be funded by social enterprise.
He added: “I ask the question what the heck are we paying council tax for?
“Everything that’s listed in the consultation document is through neglect by the county council. They should be ashamed to put in black and white that the rooms aren’t suitable for people to live in.”
The letter, signed by 21 residents, states Anglesey Council has failed to maintain the home properly.
It adds: “I feel sure you would agree that, from the view of residents, not only is this situation unacceptable, but it is one that should never have been allowed to happen.”
Councillors agreed to invite Anglesey Council’s social services for talks before a public meeting is held, at a venue and date to be arranged.