Barratt Court ‘vulnerable adult’ fears quashed

Barratt Court, Skegness
Barratt Court, Skegness

Rumours regarding a newly built extra care complex providing shelter for ‘vulnerable adults’ has been quashed by East Lindsey District Council.

Concerned councillors discussed the issue at the annual meeting of Skegness Town Council on Wednesday May 1, when Mayor Mark Anderson said he’s heard a worrying rumour that once complete, it could be a place for those other than just the elderly.

A spokesperson for East Lindsey District Council said: “Barratt Court will solely be for people aged 55 and over with additional care needs. The re-build project will house 40 one bedroom self-contained flats as well as café, hairdressers, shop and staff from Linx Housing on site. Residents will be chosen by a panel, as in the case of Elizabeth Court in Louth which is also an extra care facility. Barratt Court will not be used to house younger vulnerable adults.”

They also confirmed that a vulnerable adult had ‘not been allocated there’ and it would ‘certainly not be the as Witham Lodge’.