The Sheffield Liberal Democrats have called on Sheffield's Labour-controlled Council to keep Hurlfield View Care Home open, as Sheffield gets an unexpected extra £12.5m for Social Care in the next financial year.
Figures published alongside the 2017 Spring Budget show Sheffield City Council is to get £12.5m in 2017-18, £7.7m in 18-19 and £3.8m in 19-20.
"Hurlfield View, is a vital resource not only for those with dementia, but also for their families and exhausted carers.
Sheffield City Council admits that it is at risk of being without enough good quality care places, but hasn't yet ruled out selling off Hurlfield View for development.
"Given the Council are to get this extra funding for adult social care, surely Labour must now do the right thing and reinstate Hurlfield View care home for it to continue its excellent track record of caring for dementia patients and provide those much needed extra places for the future."