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BURY CARE HOME CLOSURES BREACHED HUMAN RIGHTS

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Bury MBC failed to consider the basic human rights of frail and vulnerable residents before deciding to close down ...
Bury MBC failed to consider the basic human rights of frail and vulnerable residents before deciding to close down two old people's homes, a court has heard.

Mr Justice Richards said residents were given 'inaccurate and misleading' information before Bury decided to close down the Warthfield and Whittaker House homes.

The decision means the council must consult residents about closing the homes again, but the judge said it was still likely the homes would be closed.

The judge ruled the decision to close the homes did not take into account the residents' right to 'respect for their home and family lives' under article eight of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Residents were only told of the proposals on 21 May in a letter that was 'not a proper basis for consultation'.
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