Campaigners look to future after closure
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.”