David steps up calls to solve Biggar care crisis

Clydesdale MP David Mundell has stepped up his calls to find a solution to the care home crisis in Biggar.

Mr Mundell, who has been contacted by many concerned constituents  is looking to meet with bosses at Bield Housing to work towards solving the situation for residents at Langvout Court.

With a lack of care homes across the region, Mr Mundell wants to discuss with  Bield what the options are for continuing the existing care home in Biggar and seeking confirmation that current residents will be cared for in suitable facilities in the coming months and years.

Commenting David Mundell MP said: "This is a hugely worrying time for the residents and staff at Langvout Court care home as well as for those relatives of those staying there.

"The news came as a real shock and I heard of many concerns over the last few days and at my surgery at the Gillespie Centre on Friday about what is going to happen in the future.

"I am keen to meet with bosses at Bield as soon as possible to relay those concerns and discuss with them how this crisis can be solved, ahead of their planned closure next summer.

"We need to understand the options, and whether they include Langvout Court continuing under different or community ownership. I hope to meet Bield soon   in the interests of residents, relatives and staff and can come to a meeting with a clear plan for care of the existing residents going forward and the options for the future of the care home."