Last Attempt To Save Day Centre

Campaigners urge council to reverse decision on Carlton Road

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Ealing Liberal Democrats are urging residents to try and change the Council's mind over closing the Carlton Road Day Centre - one of three centres expected to shut over the next year.

Carlton Road supports people with severe mental, physical and learning disabilities and 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.

The Lib Dem campaign team will be delivering 2000 leaflets to local addresses on Saturday 7th February from 12.30 pm meeting at the junction of Southfield Road and Acton Lane.

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.

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

5th February 2015

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