Reading Borough Council (RBC) will discuss the temporary closure of the Willows residential care home on Hexham Road in Whitley at their policy committee on Monday 14 January.

RBC plans to relocate the services offered by the Willows to Charles Clore Court in Southcote.

The council says:

The current location of the service at the Willows care home in south Reading is no longer suitable to sustain the service going forward, or to deliver the Council’s future aspirations to better promote recovery and independence.

Charles Clore Court, an extra care housing scheme in Southcote, can deliver a service which is consistent with best practice in bed-based reablement. Extra care schemes are designed to help older residents retain as much independence and control of their lives as possible.

RBC add that the proposed move was “generally” supported by the public during a consultation that started in September 2018. The report into the Willows’ closure discussed by the council is available online (item 11).

  1. Papers for RBC policy commitee on 14 January
  2. Council proposes closure of Willows residential care home on Hexham Road
  3. Review of Reading’s Reablement Service and The Willows Residential Care Home
  4. Council seeks public views on plans to close The Willows Care Home in Whitley
  5. CQC says the Willows residential home on Hexham Road “requires improvement”
  6. CQC report into Charles Clore Court
  7. Healthwatch Reading