FORMER residents of Regnum Cottages have ‘settled well’ in their new accommodation.
Regnum Cottages, in Chichester, provided long-term care for 13 people with continuing health care needs.
But the cottages, which were run by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, were closed in December.
Peter Glanville’s brother Martin was a resident. He said he was upset Martin, who is autistic, was not consulted over changes to his care.
“It is so disappointing when an organisation doesn’t act responsibly,” said Peter Glanville.
Martin was moved to a centre in Gravesend, Kent – which is run by the National Austitic Society.
“He’s settled in a bit more now,” said Peter Glanville.
“He’s probably as happy as he is going to be, but it was a massive upheaval. The consultation was a joke. It was awful when he found out he was moving. He was very very upset.”
Simon Williams from the communication team at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust said the organisation worked to find ‘the best’ alternative placement for the residents. “Our community services continue to work with many of the cottages’ former residents to support their ongoing care and recovery.
“We are pleased to note that reports confirm former residents of the cottages have settled well in their new accommodations.”