2,500 sign Wolverhampton care home petition

Petition launched by UNISON as homes are threatened with closure

More than 2,500 people have signed a UNISON petition to save two Wolverhampton care homes facing closure.

The petition is expected to be handed to Wolverhampton council.

The Express and Star reports that the number of signatures was revealed at the first public meeting held at the Civic Centre to discuss the future of two care homes and two resource centres in the city, with proposals to close Merry Hill House and Nelson Mandela House, and have the services that they provide outsourced.

It also notes that staff at the care homes, who did not wish to be named, said that they had been told by the council that they could no longer display the petitions to keep the homes open.