Ripon care home set to close in December


Last updated Oct 6, 2021
Skell Lodge is a Maria Mallaband care home in Ripon.

A Ripon care home is to close at the end of the year.

Skell Lodge, which is owned by the Maria Mallaband Care Group, operates from a listed Victorian building on South Crescent.

The care provider told the Stray Ferret the building would “shortly no longer meet appropriate building regulations”.

North Yorkshire County Council and the Care Quality Commission are working with Maria Mallaband to find new homes for residents and staff.

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The company also owns a larger care home in Ripon called The Moors.

The nature of the building problems and when they were discovered is unclear at present.

A spokesperson for Maria Mallaband said

“It is with deep regret that we have taken the difficult decision to close Skell Lodge care home.

“We understand that residents and relatives will be concerned and worried by this decision. So we are working closely with the local authorities and commissioners.

“We would like to assure people that we will do our best to provide as much assistance as possible to help with finding alternative placements.”

Richard Webb, corporate director of health and adult services at North Yorkshire County Council, said:

“We are sorry to hear the decision about Skell Lodge. The future of the residents and the staff is our paramount concern.

“We are working with the care provider and the CQC and will be working with residents and their families to try to ensure the smoothest possible transition for people.”

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