Want to persuade Devon County Council not to close Tracey Vale Care Home in Bovey Tracey? Send your comments before midnight tonight, and let us know your reaction...
Locality - I believe Tracey Vale provides care within the community it serves. Removing it from Bovey Tracey would be mean further journeys to visit relatives - correlating to less visits and connection between residents and cared ones.
Disruption - Current residents will be subjected to a significant change in routine and environment. This could have a negative impact on their health and general well-being.
Local employment - It is likely that the employment of local individuals will be affected. Tracey Vale acts as a local employer (and thus part of the economy) and will be sorely missed.
Inappropriate Cost-Cutting - I believe that making the financial costs as the main driver over these residents care is inappropriate in this case. I believe that their care should be provided locally for all of the reasons above plus compassion by offering consistency in environment and staffing.