Help save Bystock Court care home

10:45 13 March 2014

Bystock Court residents and members of their families gather on the drive to the home this week after receiving notice of possible closure. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 4794-10-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk

Bystock Court residents and members of their families gather on the drive to the home this week after receiving notice of possible closure. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 4794-10-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk

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Exmouth residents are being urged to sign the ‘Save Bystock’ petition to stop the closure of a care home for people with learning difficulties.

For 31 years Bystock Court, in Old Bystock Drive, Brixington, has provided a safe haven for residents to live and work together.

But owners Devon Sheltered Homes Trust and corporate trustees Guinness Care and Support are now consulting on plans to close it because it has become ‘financially unviable’.

Now Exmouth residents are being urged to sign a petition to halt the closure – campaigners will be in the Magnolia Centre on Friday from around 10am.

The target is to get to 5,000 signatures so they can send a petition to Prime Minister David Cameron – as of Wednesday morning 1,845 had signed the petition.

You can also sign the petition online.

Campaigner Ann Jarvis said: “If Bystock closes the residents will lose their homes and lose contact with their friends and a community will be destroyed.

“I would urge people in Exmouth to sign our petition.”

An open meeting is being held at the Bystock Court Ballroom at 2pm this Sunday, March 16.

You can sign the petition by going to: www.thepetitionsite.com/839/131/688/save-bystock-court/

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