Super Hub Planned For Adult Care In Bridport
7:27am 23rd January 2014
People in Bridport are being encouraged help shape the future of adult social care.
Dorset County Council say they want to upgrade the care facilities in the town and have £4.7 million to do it.
The options include a new purpose-built community hub for day services, and possibilities for replacement buildings for Sidney Gale Care Home.
The options for Sidney Gale are based on the fact that the home is not fit for purpose in the long-term and it would not be financially viable to upgrade the building.
Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care Jill Haynes says they've received lots of positive feedback from the consolation so far and Bridport residents can find out more about plans at a meeting in Bridport Town Hall next Thursday (30th Jan) from 6.30pm.
"Adult social care is experiencing fundamental changes driven by rising expectations from people who use the services and an ageing population.
"Like all councils, we need to promote and support independence, and offer innovative community based support for people. Some of our existing services in Bridport are in out-dated facilities and do not always offer value for money.
"We need Bridport residents to tell us what they think of the options and discuss with us how they would like to see services delivered in the future. The comments we receive will be reflected in any further plans and considered by county councillors before they make any decisions."
The consultation is open until 7 March and members of the public can also go online and take part:
www.dorsetforyou.com/bridport-consultation or pick up a questionnaire at various venues in town.