Campaigners in final attempt to save vital dementia care home
CAMPAIGNERS are making a last-ditch attempt to save a well-loved care home.
Hollins View provides respite care for people with dementia and other illnesses but Cheshire East has scheduled it to shut at the end of the year with care to be provided in the independent sector instead.
The council is signing up private care homes to host pre-bookable respite beds. There were 30 beds at Hollins View but from January there will only be 19 across the borough.
But campaigners are making another attempt to save Hollins View. They will put pressure on councillors of the Health & Adult Social Care Overview & Scrutiny Commit- tee to reconsider the decision when the matter is discussed tomorrow.
Morven Sowerbutts, from the campaign group, said: “This is our last ditch attempt to get the committee to scrutinise rather than follow orders.
“We have serious concerns. There is still uncertainty about where beds will be and who will be eligible. Closing Hollins View is hugely damaging to our local health and social care services.
“The elderly and the ill will pay the price for this closure which is being done for a political belief that private care homes can provide care more cheaply than the public sector.”
Cheshire East has previously said there will be enough respite care for everyone who needs it.
The Health and Adult Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee meets on Thursday, November 5, 10am at the council headquarters at Westfields, Sandbach.
● Hollins View Community Support Centre, Clarke Terrace