Prevent Pat Shaw Residential Home from clousure

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Pat Shaw House is a lovely registered residential care home with 38 bedroom and flat style living spaces 

It is facing closure and will leave the residents uprooted and unsettled.

I felt compelled to fight against the establishment because I truly believe the community will suffer from this closure.

I have written to Gateway Housing Assocoation,  the owners of the property of Pat Shaw House voicing my concerns, but so far have been ignored.

The home is less than 10 mins away from Mile End Hospital which provides outside care to residents who get discharged due to the nature of their illness, Pat Shaw House provides an excellent location for patients who fall ill.  

Due to illness and the need for 24 hour care, My mother has had to be recommended for residential care. She has recently taken  residence here after a long stay in hospital, she found it very difficult to settle due to the state of care in other residential homes.

At Pat Shaw House, the staff treat residents like members of their own family. In previous residential homes, I used to receive calls from my mum crying as she was terrified of how the staff treated her and other residents.

But at Pat Shaw House her life has drastically  improved to a remarkable state which I thought I would never see in my mother again. My mother is so much happier and is no longer scared to sleep. 

Visiting regularly I am met by friendly staff who always have the time to talk to me about my mums condition.

But it’s not just the staff which speak volumes, when I speak to other residents I see healthy and alert people.

Unlike past care homes, I felt fear and neglect, but at Pat Shaw House the atmosphere is happy and most of all safe. I cannot tell you how surprised I have been to witness that not all care homes are frightening places.

My fear is that, all these vulnerable residents including my mother will suffer the consequences of the clousure of Pat Shaw House.

We need to stand up for these people, because they have rights too, but they just don’t have a voice. And so therefore are treated like their lives do not matter to society. But they do matter. We all too will become vulnerable one day, and I just hope that someone will also fight for my existence.

Please help me keep Pat Shaw House open and sign the petition, for the present residents but also for the residents of the future. Thank you so much 



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