Fight for Hollins View goes on

Macclesfield Express - - NEWS -

HOLLINS View cam­paign­ers have said they will not give up their fight for the care home af­ter a de­ci­sion to close it was up­held.

Coun­cil­lors on the health and adult so­cial care scru­tiny com­mit­tee backed an ear­lier de­ci­sion to close the respite care cen­tre at the end of the year af­ter the Labour group asked for the de­ci­sion to be re­viewed.

Respite care would in­stead be pro­vided by the in­de­pen­dent sec­tor, in­clud­ing pri­vate care homes.

But Labour coun­cil­lors and cam­paign­ers have said their fight does not stop there. They are look­ing at op­tions for chal­leng­ing the de­ci­sion again.

Coun Laura Jeuda, who has been fight­ing the plans, said: “We are de­cid­ing our next move but will not give up.

“It was a po­lit­i­cal de­ci­sion and I don’t think due process was fol­lowed. There was in­suf­fi­cient ev­i­dence for the scru­tiny com­mit­tee to make the de­ci­sion.

“They can’t prove how they will save the £1.3m they pro­pose by clos­ing the cen­tre and there was no con­sul­ta­tion like was promised.

“We would very much welcome com­ments from peo­ple us­ing the ser­vice.

“Hollins View is a life­line to so many peo­ple.”

●● Mem­bers of the Hands Off Hollins View cam­paign group say they will con­tinue to fight

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