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Public Calls for Council Run Care Home Replacement in Bridport

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7:13am 4th April 2014

A new care home in Bridport must remain under council control.

That's what residents in the West Dorset town have told the local authority after a three month consultation.

They're looking at how to replace Sydney Gale House, as the building is no longer fit to use.

Dorset County Council has pledged to invest £4.7m in the Bridport area into modernising its local services.

The results of the consultation will now be considered by the council's Cabinet on 9 April, with a recommendation to explore the preferred options in more detail.

Three-quarters of all respondents were in favour of a new multi-purpose hub for day services which could provide day services, information, support and advice, leisure and learning opportunities for the whole community and could include services delivered from a number of sites in Bridport.  

Cllr Jill Haynes, the council's Cabinet member for adult social care, said:

 "The county council is working to transform adult social care, reflecting national best practice and responding to the changing expectations of our service users, as well as providing value for money.

"We are committed to ensuring that local people have access to high-quality residential and day care services, which is also able to meet future demands.

"The Cabinet report sets out a series of recommendations, but also makes it clear that service users, their relatives, our staff and the wider public will be given an opportunity to contribute to developing the plans as we move ahead.

Bridport county Cllr Ros Kays added: "I want to thank everyone who responded to the workshops and questionnaires held over recent months. Specific options will be shaped now. People in Bridport have made it clear that a community hub and a fit-for-purpose, Bridport-based replacement for Sidney Gale are the ways forward and I support them absolutely in this."

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