Day Centres in Southport Set to Close January 2nd, 2015 jmr jmr Latest News Latest Uncategorized Shares Comments Day Centres for elderly and disabled residents are being proposed for closure following a consultation process with service users conducted by Sefton Council. Residents of the Borough have until January 29th 2015 to comment on the proposals which would take place over the next two years. An important part of the changes is a proposed removal of much of the Council-provided transport to the centres with clients being directed to utilise specific benefits for this purpose. The Day Centres proposed for closure in the Southport area are: • Brookdale • Sandbrook Resource Centre • The Orchards Those proposed for retention and in some cases possible modernisation and/or new build expansion are: • Chase Heys • The Poplars • Westpark • Mornington Road There are other proposed closures and retentions in Bootle and Crosby. Sefron Council say that they are finding more and more people want to receive personal payments to give more flexibility in how they meet their needs.rather than be taken to specific services like Day Centres. They also say that many of the buildings that operate ‘day-care’ are underused and therefore costly to run. They are becoming unfit for the purpose they are used for. Details of the consultations are here: https://www.engagespace.co.uk/sefton/uploaddocs/Consult846/Remodelling%20Day%20Opportunities%20Briefing%20Note.pdf https://www.engagespace.co.uk/sefton/uploaddocs/Consult846/whats_it_got_to_do_with_you.pdf Copies of this consultation documentation are available in large print and other formats – these can be obtained by phoning 0151 934 4604 or e-mail: [email protected]. If you require help with completing the questionnaire please contact [email protected] or telephone Tricia Evers : [email protected] ;Phone: 0151 934 3610 Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 or 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Instagram www.instagram.com/otsnews Related Comments comments!