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Haltwhistle promised more care for the elderly as Greenholme closes

After the Northumberland county council finally admitted that the Haltwhistle elderly people’s home at Greenholme is to close it has been revealed that £3.7 million is to be injected into another scheme to build 35 one and two bedroomed “extra care homes” in the centre of the town. The controversial decision to close Greenholme has caused much anger in Haltwhistle with 27 members of staff taking voluntary redundancy out of the 28 who worked at the home.
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Greenholme on the verge of closure

Haltwhistle care home Greenholme would appear to be under threat as more and more of the elderly residents are moved elsewhere. Despite the fact that the there are still a small number of residents in the care home it seems that unofficially Greenholme is on the verge of closure. Indeed, one resident, Maude Thompson, who is 102 years young, is likely to be forced to move despite the fact she has spent the last 14 years of her life in Greenholme and all of her life in Haltwhistle.

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