Cam­paign­ers look to fu­ture af­ter clo­sure

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

CAM­PAIGN­ERS who fought to keep Hollins View open are meet­ing to dis­cuss the im­pact on fam­i­lies now the home has shut.

Hollins View closed at New Year af­ter an ap­peal by the Ex­press and a cam­paign group to keep it open. It pro­vided respite care for pa­tients with de­men­tia and other ill­nesses. Cheshire East which ran the cen­tre has in­stead com­mis­sioned two respite beds at We­ston Park, on Moss Lane, Mac­cles­field, and one at Lyme Green Hall, on Lon­don Road, Sut­ton.

Car­ers have been con­cerned they will not be able to find places for loved ones at the homes and will have to go out­side Mac­cles­field.

The cam­paign group is meet­ing on Fe­bru­ary 8 to dis­cuss the im­pact of Hollins View clos­ing.

Mor­ven Sower­butts, from the group, said: “There is frus­tra­tion about how short sighted the Hollins View clo­sure is.

“The cam­paign group now needs to think about the fu­ture. There is a view it might be worth con­tin­u­ing to un­der­stand the im­pact of the changes to respite care on fam­i­lies. We have or­gan­ised a meet­ing to con­sider this. It’s im­por­tant to keep talk­ing about what is hap­pen­ing to such vi­tal ser­vices.”

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