A public consultation into the future of Laura Chambers Lodge care home in Clifton has been extended by two weeks.

People have been giving their views on Nottingham City Council’s proposal to close the care home and reopen it as a centre for children with special educational needs and disabilities.

No decision will be made on the home until the end of the consultation with residents, carers and the wider public. The consultation period has been extended by two weeks until Friday 23 October 2015 to ensure everyone has had the chance to give their views.

Another public meeting is also being held on Monday 19 October at 5.30pm at Clifton Cornerstone.

After the public consultation has been completed, there will be further consultation with care home workers and unions.

Helen Jones, Director of Adult Social Care at Nottingham City Council, said: “We’re extending the public consultation into the future of Laura Chambers Lodge by two weeks to make sure we’ve fully explored all views raised by residents and their families. This will include another public meeting in Clifton. Once we are satisfied we’ve taken account of all opinions, we will then make a decision on the future of this home.”

Laura Chambers Lodge on Swansdowne Drive, Clifton, provides residential care for 15 people living with dementia and elderly, frail people. All residents have an allocated social worker at present providing appropriate support, advice and guidance. Under the current proposal, residents affected will be given a choice of alternative care providers available in Clifton or other areas of the City.

The public meeting is open for anyone to attend.