Time Running Out To Save Carlton Road Day Centre
Liberal Democrats in Southfield urge public to act now
The Liberal Democrats in Southfield Ward are continuing their campaign to have the decision to close the Carlton Road Day Centre reversed and say the last opportunity to change the Council's mind is next week. They want the public to join in the campaign before time runs out.
The campaign team are planning to deliver 2000 leaflets to local addresses on Saturday 7th February from 12.30 pm meeting at the junction of Southfield Road and Acton Lane.
If people can help on Saturday or another time in the next few days please email or phone Cllr Gary Malcolm on 07813 205218, or turn up on Saturday 7th February at 12.30 pm.
The last opportunity to halt the closure of the Carlton Road Day Centre will be at a meeting of the Council's Overview and Scrutiny Committee on the 12th February. The Labour Councillor responsible for Adults, Health and well being will be present to hear objections to the closure and possible alternatives.
The Lib Dems want residents to email Councillor Hitesh Tailor and let him know that they want the Carlton Road Day Centre to be kept open, and that he should reverse the decision.
Carlton Road is a day care centre for people with severe mental, physical and learning disabilities. There are 30 service users who live at home with their parents or other carers. As all users require 24 hour care the day centre provides the only break and support carers have. The weekday care service users receive allows carers time to go to the grocery store, attend personal medical appointments, etc. or simply get out of the house.
Those against closure say that most of the now elderly carers would not be able to cope with the full time responsibility of care and many of the service users could end up in full time residential care as a result at a cost to the council of £200,000 per annum per user.
February 4, 2015