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.
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.
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.