Cllr John Ross
people need – unlike the new hub at Blantyre.
Future phases of the modernisation plan will involve us speaking to local communities, care home residents, their families and staff about the right solutions for their areas, with the second phase Clydesdale and then Larkhall/stonehouse.
Consultation has already begun on the next phases and nothing is written in stone.
What matters is what works to meet each area’s needs.
Now, I think this is a reasonable approach and I am convinced that the result will be better facilities that better meet local people’s needs, with a mix of residential care, intermediate care and care at home. I urge everyone to put people before politics on this vital matter.
Meanwhile, a short word ahead of Sunday’s 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.
I have attended a number of Remembrance events this year and on November 11 will be proud and honoured to represent the council at the Centenary Remembrance Day Parade at the Cenotaph in Hamilton.
Lest We Forget.
Time for change Mcwhirter House in Larkhall will be closed as part of council’s new £17.6m modernisation plan