‘I’m 92 and they want me to start all over again’

92 years-old Peggy Carlin pictured at William Street Residential Home yesterday. 0305JM05
92 years-old Peggy Carlin pictured at William Street Residential Home yesterday. 0305JM05
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Ninety-two-years old Peggy Carlin is scared. This is not the first time she has found herself faced with losing the place she calls home.

When Foyleville Residential Care Home closed two and a half years ago Peggy found herself forced to move to her new setting.

“When I went into Foyleville, I thought I would be there all my days. I thought that unless I took sick and needed hospital care I would be able to spend the rest of my life there and I considered it my home.”

Peggy freely admits that while the disruption was deeply upsetting she settled in well in William Street and made new friends. She said she was “very shocked” when residents were told of the consultation process on Monday and felt “very let down by the Trust”.

“One move was tough enough,” she said, “but if they move me again I don’t know what I will do. I had to start all over again when I moved to William Street. I won’t be able to do that again.”