Public Meeting – Closure of Local Authority Care Homes in Surrey

Dr Louise Irvine has been invited to speak at a public meeting about the closure of Cobgates Care Home in Farnham.

This public meeting has been organised by Save Our Services In Surrey. Here is some information from their leaflet about the meeting:


SIX Surrey care homes are facing closure.

Cobgates in Farnham, Pinehurst in Camberley, Longfield in Cranleigh,

Brockhurst in Ottershaw , Park Hall in Reigate and Dormers in Caterham


To oppose closure of Cobgates local authority care home in Farnham.

 Date: 4th December – 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Venue: Brambleton Hall, Talbot Road, Farnham GU9 8RR

Residents and families have come together to start a campaign to save Cobgates care home. We are appealing to the people of Farnham to help save a precious community asset – something that any Farnham resident may need in the future for themselves or a family member.

’ When Dad’s dementia condition worsened and we were unable to care for him at home, Cobgates offered him and us as a family reassurance that he was looked after in a warm and safe environment with dignified first class care.’’ Mark Richards, Son of Resident

“My mother has nothing but praise for the staff and the home itself.” Bruce Bennett, Son of Resident

About Cobgates

Cobgates is a local authority run elderly care home in the heart of Farnham, with a special expertise in caring for people with dementia. It also provides respite care. It is one of six care homes run by Surrey County Council. The Council wants to close the homes and residents will have to find new homes. This proposal is causing huge anxiety amongst residents and families at Cobgates, who don’t want it to close. They describe it as an excellent home where residents feel well cared for by great staff and are treated with kindness and dignity. They question the reasons for closure put forward by the Council and say that it is a safe, comfortable home which just needs some refurbishment.

The home is in the middle of Farnham with good transport links and it is easy for family members – often elderly themselves – to visit loved ones. In addition residents can easily be taken out to visit familiar local shops and facilities.

Indeed Cobgates could serve as a model of the ideal care home, based in and integrated with the local community.

Help us keep Cobgates open.

Please support our campaign.

Come to the public meeting on Thursday 4th December at 7pm

Feel free to download more information here: Leaflet for Save Cobgates Care Home

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One Response to Public Meeting – Closure of Local Authority Care Homes in Surrey

  1. Pingback: Dr Louise Irvine Is Invited To Meet Cobgates’ Residents in Farnham | NHA – South West Surrey Group

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