A petition has been started to save a Morley care home and day centre from closing.
Morley MP Andrea Jenkyns hosted a meeting about the future of the Siegen Manor Care Home and Day Centre.
A consultation is currently underway on whether the home should remain open.
A number of people, many with family members living at or attending Siegen Manor contacted the MP to express their fears about the council’s plans.
Family members are concerned that there is a lack of alternative local accommodation for residents and a lack of clarity on when a final decision is likely to be reached.
Most of the them want Siegen Manor remain open.
But if it does close the petition is demanding that there are plans for a new care home in Morley and for a commitment that Siegen Manor will not close until the new facility is in built
Andrea said: “I am glad that I was able to facilitate this meeting and give my constituents the chance to meet face-to-face with people who will influence this decision.
“I realise however, that the decision will ultimately be taken by the council’s Executive Board.
“That is why it is so important that residents of Morley are given an opportunity to express their views.
“I would encourage anyone concerned about the future of elderly care in the town to sign this petition and encourage others to do so”.
Coun Judith Elliott said “We are joining the families of residents at Siegen Manor with their campaign to oppose closure of Siegen Manor. “The home must stay open until high quality extra care accommodation can be provided in Morley for these residents with them all moving together as a community.”
Tadd your name to the petition go to: www.andreajenkyns.co.uk