“We are experiencing a reduction in demand for nursing care, as the care and support services being provided in the community enable people to live in their own homes for longer, and the number of eligible veterans who require our specialist services is also reducing, so we are reducing our capacity to reflect the predicted demand and continue to provide the highest standards of care.” The charity is exploring the possibility of converting the building to accommodate veterans who can live more independently.Derek Mac Kay, MSP for Renfrewshire North & West said: "I am disappointed to hear the news that Erskine Mains Care Home will be closed.We needn't go on really, Glasgow is proven to be a place brimming with talent in all its artistic and creative forms.
By CAROLINE WILSON SCOTLAND'S oldest veterans charity is to close one of its main care homes.
Some 26 elderly residents are facing upheaval due to the closure of Erskine Mains Care Home in the centre of the town.
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"I will be in contact with the management over the issue, and to ensure that the residents are treated with compassion and care during what will be a difficult time.” Erskine Chief Executive Steve Conway said: “This has been a difficult decision but we are working hard to make sure we minimize the disruption for our residents, their families and our staff.
“We do not underestimate the anxiety a move like this can cause residents and we hope our programme of familiarisation visits will make the transition as smooth as possible.
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