Lady lis­ten­ing

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

I AM writ­ing in re­sponse to con­cerns raised in a let­ter by Tina Edgar about changes to some ser­vices run by Lady Law­ley Cot­tage in Cottes­loe last week.

I know this is an un­set­tling time for the fam­i­lies and staff af­fected.

Lady Law­ley Cot­tage will con­tinue to sup­port West Aus­tralian chil­dren with com­plex care needs in its Cottes­loe fa­cil­ity.

We will slowly move out of pro­vid­ing respite ser­vices in clients’ homes and in the com­mu­nity be­cause there are other agen­cies which can pro­vide sim­i­lar ser­vices.

Our com­mit­ment is to work side by side with each fam­ily through this process.

I’d like to as­sure Mrs Edgar and other fam­i­lies we will con­tinue the ser­vice for fam­i­lies un­til the new agency starts, so there will be no break in ser­vice.

We will also help each fam­ily to find the right ser­vice for them. It will take as long as it takes.

Agen­cies have al­ready ap­proached us about tak­ing on our staff who have worked with the fam­i­lies. We also know how im­por­tant camps and ex­cur­sions are to fam­i­lies, and this is part of what we’re dis­cussing with any new ser­vice providers.

We’ll do ev­ery­thing we can to make the tran­si­tion as easy as pos­si­ble. I’d also like to sin­cerely thank ev­ery par­ent who’s spo­ken to us – I prom­ise you we’re lis­ten­ing. LINDA CRUM­LIN,

WA Aus­tralian Red Cross di­rec­tor.

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