Clinic could become support centre
A FORMER NHS clinic could be transformed into a residential and respite facility for people with ‘varied mental health issues’.
A planning application has been drawn up for 119 Union Road, Oswaldtwistle, to become multiple occupancy house for up to 10 people.
Applicant Margaret Hughes said their services will ‘support individuals, families and carers during crisis’.
In planning documents sent to Hyndburn council, she said: “The service intends to alleviate pressures surrounding bed allocation on local hospitals and work corroboratively with Lancashire Constabulary in order to ensure that individuals with mental health issues are supported adequately.
The premises aims to provide a supported living environment for individuals in need of residential therapeutic mental health services.”
Ward councillor Peter Britcliffe said: “It’s good to see that building will be used. With a building like that it’s essential that it is appropriately managed so it works well with everybody else in the neighbourhood’.
Planners will make a decision later this year.
Work has now started on the £2m town square development in Accrington.