Posted by cllrkylerobinson
On Thursday 17th October as Town mayor I called a public meeting to ask more questions about Staffordshire County Councils consultation on Day Care Services. Kidsgrove currently has its own Day Care Centre for adults with physical and learning disabilities. Cllr Robbie Marshall who is Cabinet member for Health and Wellbeing attended the public meeting and answered most questions put to him. County Councillor John Taylor, Joan Walley MP and respresentatives of carers and service users were also in attendance. Click the link for the minutes: MINUTES PUBLIC MEETING Kidsgrove Day Care Services
The Bishop of Stafford, Geoff Annas has also made a visit to the Day Care Centre in recent weeks to look into services currently being provided by the County Council.
Geoff said: “It was a great pleasure to visit the Kidsgrove Day Care Centre and meet such enthusiastic and dedicated Staff and those using the many services that they offer. The Staff have a clear understanding of the needs of the Service Users and their Carers and this is based on many years of experience. The atmosphere was really positive with much laughter and obvious enjoyment of the music and dancing and art activities that were taking place. This Centre is well-equipped and spacious and has the potential to offer support to even more people and their Carers. I think it would be a great loss to the Community if the Centre was closed or even down-scaled and I would urge Staffordshire County Council to support local Residents by voting for their preferred choice of Option One from the Consultation Paper. We have a clear responsibility to care for the disadvantaged and especially those who find it difficult to voice their own opinions. Charities, community groups, private companies and independent providers should supplement rather than replace Local Authority Provision. I would also urge the County Council to investigate why more Carers are not accessing the help offered by this excellent Day Care Centre.”
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