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Elderly residents in tears after being told Burman House home could be closed by Norfolk County Council

PUBLISHED: 12:00 26 September 2018 | UPDATED: 18:09 26 September 2018

Burman House, at Terrington St John, which is under threat of closure  Picture: Chris Bishop

Burman House, at Terrington St John, which is under threat of closure Picture: Chris Bishop

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Residents in a care home threatened with closure broke down in tears when they were told its future was under review.

Burman House, at Terrington St John, which is under threat of closure  Picture: Chris BishopBurman House, at Terrington St John, which is under threat of closure Picture: Chris Bishop

Norfolk County Council and Norse Care have launched an eight-week consultation into the future of Burman House at Terrington St John, near King’s Lynn.

They say the cost of care provided in the home, on the Norfolk - Cambridgeshire border, is high because it has a “high number” of bed vacancies.

When it was inspected and rated “good” by the Care Quality Commission, in April, 26 of its 30 rooms were occupied.

The council and Norse say the best way of caring for residents in a cost-effective way would be to close Burman House and offer residents a place in another care home.

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