Residents of Greengates Care Home in Westbury are being forced to move out after owners give just 28 days notice that the home is to be shut down following a recent inspection.

With many residents suffering from severe dementia, relatives of patients have raised concerns on how a moving out of their familiar surroundings in such short notice will affect their welfare.

The care home will be closing on September 25.

A Wiltshire Council spokesman said: “Following a recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission of Greengates Care Home in Westbury, which raised a number of serious concerns, the owner has taken the decision to close the home within 28 days.

“As safeguarding is a key priority for the council, we are working closely with the CQC to take appropriate action in the best interest of the residents, and move them to alternative accommodation.

“We are working with the residents and their families to ensure that we provide the support that is needed, and to meet their individual requirements, at this difficult time.”

Greengates Care Home are yet to comment.

If you or a relative have been affected by this issue, please contact Amy at the Wiltshire Times on 01225 773609 or email