A care home will shut later this year after the building it is based in was deemed "no longer fit for purpose".

Quantum Care, which runs Margaret House care home in Parsonage Close, Abbots Langley, says they have made "the difficult decision" to close the home in June.

The care group concluded that despite annual investments, Margaret House' size, fabric, age and layout means the building is "unable to meet the increasing demand for those with specialist and complex care needs".

The decision means that around 50 people who live at the care home will all have to be rehomed.

A statement released by Quantum Care said: "We have made the difficult decision to close Margaret House and offer residents full support to find alternative accommodation either within Quantum Care or another care home of their choice outside the Quantum Care group.

"This decision was made with the full support of Hertfordshire County Council and we are now working with them and other relevant partner organisations, to make sure the closure and relocation runs smoothly for residents and staff.

"We would like to reassure residents and their loved ones that this move will not impact the high-quality care they currently receive”.

An inspection report published by the Care Quality Commission on December 10 last year gave the care home a 'good' rating, but found that safety was an area that 'requires improvement'.

Hertfordshire County Council, which commissions Quantum Care to provide residential care at Margaret House, said "safety, continuation and quality of care for people receiving services are always our priority".

It continued: "Unfortunately, despite ongoing investment, they have concluded that the building is no longer fit for purpose and does not allow them to provide the quality of care required to support those living and working at Margaret House.

"We understand that change can be unsettling for both residents and their families and friends; however, we would like to assure anyone affected by the home closure that we are working closely with Quantum Care Ltd to ensure the closure is undertaken in a planned way, and we will work with Quantum to support residents and staff through the relocation process with as little disruption as possible.”