Petition to stop care home evictions

Home Covert Residential Care Home, The Avenue, Bentley, is facing closure by the council. Picture: Andrew Roe
Home Covert Residential Care Home, The Avenue, Bentley, is facing closure by the council. Picture: Andrew Roe

The family member of a Home Covert patient is urging people to sign her petition against plans to change its use and evict residents.

The Home Covert nursing home, based in The Avenue, Bentley, caters for 35 people with learning difficulties and dementia, and last month Doncaster Council announced it was in consultation to change the use of the home to a unit for people leaving hospital. If the proposals go ahead residents will have to find somewhere else to live by March 2014. Janet Kitson Roberts, 65, is the sister-in-law of Home Covert resident Christine Roberts, 62, and is trying to fight the potential evictions with an e-petition. Janet says evictions from the home would be devastating to its ‘extremely vulnerable’ residents. View the petition at: epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/56149