Awel Deg Residential Home, Llandysul, has been closed temporarily by Ceredigion County Council

The council says as a result of problems in the staffing of the home the number of residents has over time fallen to seven, and it is thought to be in the best interests of the remaining residents to be relocated.

Interim arrangements have been made to ensure continuing support and care is provided while the Council arranges the transfer of residents to another care home.

A council spokesman said: "The staff, residents and families are being provided with support, information and advice at all stages of the process. Meetings are ongoing with the unions to explore how the council can ensure that members of staff are dealt with fairly and equitably.

"A programme of refurbishment is being undertaken at Awel Deg Residential Home in order to ensure that the building infrastructure and facilities can meet the needs of service users in the long term, and this work can now continue in a timely manner without further disruption to residents."

The Leader of Ceredigion County Council, Cllr Ellen ap Gwynn, said: “This has been an extremely difficult decision, but a crucial one in terms of ensuring that our residents are safe and well. We will immediately begin the process of planning the care provision in the area, with the intention of continuing to provide high-quality services to older people in Ceredigion.”