Three care homes face the axe

HOMES for the elderly in South Tyneside could face the axe as part of a major review, it was revealed today.

But union bosses are set to fight any closures and the loss of up to 100 public sector jobs.

Although the review covers services across the borough, the Gazette understands that three homes in particular – Beech Street, Jarrow, and Connolly House and Gerald Street, both South Shields – are being earmarked for closure.


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