The Disabilities Trust, a private care provider which operates Hollyrood Care Home, in Lindfield, near Haywards Heath, West Sussex, has reversed its decision to close the care home, following the issue of a judicial review claim on 13 October 2021. The Disabilities Trust had announced in August that it intended to close the home, which cares for adults with autism. The claim was supported by residents at the care home. Steve Broach and Gethin Thomas acted for the successful party, instructed by Oliver Studdert and Oliver Carter of Irwin Mitchell.
The claim was brought on two grounds:
Following the issue of the claim, the Disabilities Trust withdrew its decision to close Hollyrood. It has stated that Hollyrood will remain open and that it will hold a consultation with residents and their families about the future of the care home. An external agency has been appointed to manage the consultation.
More information is available from the Claimant’s solicitors, Irwin Mitchell