Arthur Clark care home Caversham
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Caversham care home to close despite campaign

A care home for elderly people in Berkshire is to close, despite a campaign to save it.

Reading Borough Council voted to shut the Arthur Clark home in Caversham, saying it needed £1.1m of work to bring it up to modern standards.

The authority said residents will be moved to private sector accommodation.

Family members handed in a petition with 3,500 signatures before a full council debate in June.

Councillor Rachel Eden said closure was a "last resort" and residents would had to have moved out while work was carried out, regardless of what decision was made.