A care home under threat of closure has announced it’s officially closing its doors for good after a consultation found it was no longer ‘financially viable’.

Residents of Tresillian House in Stracey Road, Falmouth operated by The Abbeyfield Society were told last year that the home was under the threat of closure, leaving many of them “devastated”.

A spokesperson for The Abbeyfield Society said: “Following a consultation about the long-term future of Tresillian House in Falmouth, an extensive independent review had determined the home was no longer financially sustainable over the long-term and would need significant renovation work to modernise it in order to meet the standards expected by both prospective residents and regulators, now and in the future.”

They said during the consultation they spoke at length with residents, families, staff, stakeholders and other organisations about the different options available that may be able to keep the home open and serving the community.

“We were very proactive in our approach, contacting local authority commissioning teams and other housing providers, both locally and nationally, including our own independent Member Societies, as well as other potentially interested parties,” they said.

“However, despite our best efforts and engagement with everyone impacted, we have been unable to find a viable long-term solution to maintain the home as a financially sustainable service that is fit for purpose in the future. It is with regret that we will therefore sadly be proceeding with the closure of Tresillian House.

“We know this is extremely disappointing and unwelcome news for our residents and everyone affected. As a charity, we never want to close any of our homes, however, part of being a responsible provider is recognising when you need to make a difficult decision, and this is one of those occasions.”


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They said since announcing the closure the priority had been to provide affected residents with the support they need to find alternative accommodation where they will be happy.

“We are holding one-to-one meetings with all residents to discuss the closure process and carrying out assessments to identify any individual needs for relocation assistance or additional support that may be required” said the spokesperson.

“Our absolute priority during this difficult period is the comfort and wellbeing of our residents and we will be doing everything we can to ensure that the closure and moving process runs as smoothly as possible for them.”