Victory! West Norfolk care home saved after UNISON campaign

Care workers’ union UNISON welcomes the news that Norse Care has decided to transform closure-threatened west Norfolk care home Burman House into a specialist dementia unit. Nearly 800 people, including former and current staff and residents’ relatives, signed a UNISON petition against closing the care home, while dozens responded to the public consultation. Norse Care, […]

Lib Dems join Labour in supporting Burman House

Norfolk’s Liberal Democrat Councillors have confirmed they oppose the closure of Burman House. Councillor Brian Watkins, Lib Dem spokesperson for the Adult Social Care Committee said ” It is a good home and well run and the residents are settled and happy there” Brian also asked “why are they even thinking of such an option?” […]

MP’s concerns to UNISON about closing Burnham House

Burman House – Local MP Responds UNISON have raised the closure of Burman House with local MP Elizabeth Truss. Her response is as follows; “I am extremely concerned to read about the closure of Burman House. I have raised a number of points with the Managing Director of Norsecare. I have asked Norsecare to outline […]

Save Burman House Residential Care Home – WHY?

At a time of shocking reports of care in some care homes Burman House has been rated “Good” for the last two CQC Inspections. Why close it? Burman House provides a safe and loving home for 27 vulnerable elderly people. Why put them through the trauma of uncertainty and a forced move? Norsecare who run […]

NorseCare Terms and Conditions Changes Confirmed

Ballot Outcome Thanks again for voting on the revised proposals. The results are as follows regarding the changes to; Overtime Threshold…… … For 110 v Against 14 Concessionary Day…….……For 117 v Against 8 Sickness Pay………………..…..For 121 v Against 4 Maternity Pay, return to work….For 118 v Against 7 Whilst we would want to come up […]