VULNERABLE care residents could be at risk of "trauma" as charity provider Quarriers is proposing to shut down three of its homes.

Around 22 clients will have to be moved to new accommodation as the care provider revealed plans for the closure of units, just outside Bridge of Weir.

If the decision is approved, around 58 staff members could face losing their jobs.

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The move will affect Kelly House, Parklands House, and Davidson House.

Last night a concerned source told of her fears in uprooting vulnerable residents.

She said: “This comes as a real shock to everybody.

“Staff are worried about their jobs and what they're going to do next.

“However the main concern is for the clients and how it will affect them.

"The majority of them are very settled and used to their surroundings.

“For someone that is vulnerable, it can be very disruptive and traumatising to change things so suddenly."

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All three houses provide accommodation and support to adults with physical and sensory disabilities, including epilepsy.

Quarriers Village was established in 1878 for orphaned children and is one of Scotland’s leading social care charities.

Workers at the three homes are now discussing options with union bosses including pay off deals.

Alice Harper, chief executive of Quarriers, said: “We have recently taken the difficult decision to start a consultation with staff on the proposed closure of three registered care homes.

“This proposal potentially affects 58 members of staff and 22 people supported.

“The consultation will involve our recognised Trade Union, UNISON, and will ensure that any alternative proposals are considered in full.

“Our priority is to continue to provide a high level of care and support to our staff and the people we support throughout this consultation period.”

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