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‘Bear with us’ cash-strapped care home has told residents By Chris Young
The cash-strapped operators of a Congleton care home are renegotiating their rent — but reassured this week that none of the residents will be left homeless.
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Southern Cross Healthcare, which runs Clayton Manor Care Home on Rood Hill, recently announced that its rent costs had become “unsustainable”
And it is asking residents and their relatives to “bear with us” as the firm takes “decisive action” to shape its future.
Clayton Manor is one of 22 homes across Cheshire and 750 across the UK
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A union had warned that residents could be left homeless unless a solution is reached soon, a claim disputed by Southern Cross this week.
The amount the company spends on renting its buildings is rising at a higher rate than the money it receives from councils and the NHS to take on residents. • —Turn to back page.
He nose best. Smallwood Primary School pupil Matthew Mason was not the only one to put on a red nose to help raise money for Comic Relief on Friday... but the blue wig was his own idea. His school was just one of groups that took part. For more pictures, turn to page 18-19. (“Chronicle” photo. 1209b/11).
Tributes to dad-of-two who was killed by train
A man who was killed by a train in Congleton last Wednesday was laughing and joking in the pub the day before.
This week people paid tribute to 52-year-old father-oftwo Glyn Morgan who was struck by a Piccadilly to Stoke train on the line near the railway station at around 4.30pm. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Mr Morgan of 2, Eastcott Close, West Heath, was married to Jayne and had a son, Dean and daughter Samantha.
He has been described as a well-liked member of the community. One of those who paid tribute to him was John Mauthan, landlord of The Unicorn pub in West Heath.
He said “Glyn played darts here most weeks in the Unicorn League. He was in fact here last Tuesday. His daughter Sam plays football and cricket, she came in with a black eye so we put the Rocky song on. He was joking with us and went home laughing.”
He added: “We had no idea, he’s left two lovely kids and a wife. It is so sad.”
Lynn Withers, who works at Somerfield in West Heath, said: “Glyn would come in at night after his shifts at Martin’s Newsagent where he was a manager. He was such a really lovely guy, we used to have nice little chats. I couldn’t believe it when I’d heard it was him.”
Robert Clarke who works at Davenports clothes shop on High Street, Congleton, knew Mr Morgan from playing darts. He said: “Glyn was a good bloke, just a good regular guy really. It is very sad.”
Mr Morgan’s funeral service will be on Monday, 4th April, at St Mary’s Church, Astbury at 1.15pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. The family request no flowers and for donations to go instead to Help for Heroes.
An inquest has been opened and adjourned.
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