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Families consulted on care home cuts

Smiddybrae Care Home in Dounby — one of the three facilities which would be affected.
(Pic. Tom O’Brien)

Orkney Islands Council (OIC) is to consult with the families of care home residents, over proposed cuts to the sleep-in support service at three residential care homes.

 
If approved, the cuts would spell a £70,000 saving for OIC, and last week, it emerged that a consultation was under way with both staff and their union over the proposals.
 
Full story in this week’s edition of The Orcadian, available now.