Residents and staff of Red House care home in Stamford have been given a two week reprieve while its owners try to sell it as a going concern.
The home, in Emlyns Street, was due to close today, as the Mercury reported earlier this month. All 23 residents would have had to move out and 40 staff stood to lose their jobs.
Owner Dinesh Patel said he had been doing everything possible to save residents the trauma of having to be moved.
The Surrey man, who had said he had no option because the home was “no longer viable”, said it was devastating to see families and residents in tears after he announced the closure. “I am desperately trying to find a buyer and the intended closing date has been extended by another two weeks,” he said. “We are all hoping there will be a positive outcome.”