Local Council to Change Elderly Care

Elderly residents’ services will be changing as a local Council is planning to combine or cut some services. The plans are thought to save money and follow public consultations.

Caring Community: Council to integrate elderly services

Guildford Borough Council already provides meals on wheels, sheltered housing and three day centres under its Later Life Strategy.

So far, North Place Day Centre will shut by the end of the year while Victoria Court, which provides elderly accommodation, will no longer be in use by spring 2011, services will be integrated with three main centres in the east west and centre ‘hubs’; teaming up with Surrey County Council, the NHS, and local faith and voluntary groups.

Councillor Sarah Creedy, housing and social care spokesperson, said they want a plan catering for the aging population, financial pressures and reduced government funding.

She went on to say that: “All these hubs’ proposed in the Later Life Strategy would be better equipped to respond to the changing needs of the public and partners.”

The proposals will save the Council almost £6,000. However, as many as 32 care-workers (representing a third of the council’s current community care worker’s) will be laid off.

Guildford Borough Council told the BBC that elderly people services has no budget.

About Daisy Bambridge

I am a student at Wesminster University studying a Masters in Broadcast Journalism. I recently graduated from Southampton University after studying Politics and International Relations. I have a strong interest in social issues such as crime,drugs, alcohol, eating disorders. I am also deeply fascinated by terrorism, after the disasters of 9/11, as can be seen in my unergraduate dissertation on anti-terror legislation and human rights.
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