THE mother of a resident at Rose Orchard care home in Kidderminster is calling on the council to "reconsider" its funding position to prevent the service from closing.

Deborah Wood, whose 34-year-old daughter Elizabeth has cerebral palsy and epilepsy, says parents feel "let down" by the recent decision to close the Praxis Care home in Baxter Avenue on May 27.

Praxis says the service is too expensive to run without further funding from commissioners like Worcestershire County Council and the Clinical Commissioning Group.

The decision means that Rose Orchard's six residents, who are all adults with complex intellectual or neurological disabilities, will need find new homes.

"I burst into tears when I found out," said Deborah, who lives in Northamptonshire. "Elizabeth has already been in two homes that have closed.

"The carers at Rose Orchard look after her really well so I haven't had to worry for the last two years, but this just brings all the heartache back.

"Two of the residents don't have family advocates to speak up for them. Two of the other parents are elderly and I think it's just hoped that we won't make a fuss. But it's wrong and I want to make a fuss.

"I feel really let down that this has come down to money. I hope Worcestershire County Council will reconsider its decision."

A redundancy consultation is underway with 10 of the home's 15 employees and Deborah says social worker assessments are now being carried out with Rose Orchard residents.

"I am concerned for Elizabeth's future," said Deborah. "There aren't many care homes that specialise for disabled adults and Elizabeth needs nursing care. I don't want her to go into an old people's home.

"The best care available for her is exactly where she is."

Worcestershire County Council did not wish to comment further, but previously told The Shuttle that residents and their families would be supported to explore all future options.