Terrington St John care home to be replaced by a new dementia care service
The consultation about changes proposed at Burman House, our residential care home on Mill Road in Terrington St John, has now finished.
To recap, in September 2018, recognising the particularly challenging financial environment, we proposed to close Burman House and to support the residents in finding a suitable place in another care home or extra care scheme. Norfolk County Council assisted us to conduct a consultation on this proposal.
In total, 85 people formally responded to the consultation. Responses to the consultation were positive about the home and the care provided there.
We have worked closely with Norfolk County Council to look at the changing requirements for care and the specific need for specialist dementia care beds in West Norfolk.
Following careful consideration, members of NorseCare’s Liaison Board have accepted our recommendation that the home remains open and that we will transform Burman House to a specialist dementia care home. The residential care service at Burman House will cease. This recommendation in turn has been agreed by Norfolk County Council.
What happens now?
The transition will begin as soon as possible. NorseCare and Norfolk County Council will work together to transition the home into a home to care for people living with dementia. To reiterate, residents will not be asked to leave Burman House.
Our main concern is to support existing residents with the transition and residents may choose to continue to stay at Burman House if that is their wish. Norfolk County Council’s Social work staff will explore with existing residents whether they need or want to move to other suitable accommodation during or after transition.