Consultation on the future of Priorsmead Care Home

Closed 18 Oct 2017

Opened 24 Aug 2017


Norse Care is Norfolk’s largest care home provider, managing residential care homes and housing with care schemes across the county. Norse Care is owned by Norfolk County Council.

Norfolk County Council and Norse Care are currently operating in a particularly challenging financial environment. We are both faced with rising costs, such as the national living wage, and we are affected by the reductions in public spending.

So Norse Care has recently reviewed the costs of its 19 residential care homes for older people to see what they can additionally do to make sure they are providing good, sustainable and affordable care. Norse Care has used the results of this review to consider how they could care for the residents of Priorsmead Care Home in a more cost-effective way. Our consultation sets out Norse Care’s proposal for how they could achieve this.

Norfolk County Council must agree any of Norse Care’s proposals before they can be implemented.

Why We Are Consulting

When we are considering making changes to how we care for people we want to make sure we understand what impact they would have on the care and wellbeing of our residents. We know that making decisions about changing how we care for people are important and we take these decisions seriously.

So we need you to:

  • Tell us what you think of the changes that Norse Care are proposing.
  • Help us understand what the impact would be on residents of Priorsmead and their families.
  • Share your thoughts about any other options that we might not have considered that would help us meet our objective of continuing to care for people, but in a more cost effective way.


  • Thetford


  • Carers
  • Older people


  • Older people's issues
  • Social services and social care