I WAS very sorry to read in your issue of December 13 of the closure of the Old Vicarage Residential Home in Tibberton Road, Malvern.

Last year, I had a period of respite care there and it did me the world of good.

I found the staff loving and caring, ably led by Mary Corbett.

Mr Sumanasuriza, too, was deeply concerned for his home.

I do hope, in due course of time, it will be re-opened and the good work of the predecessors continued.