27 April 2016
The Rutland and Melton Green Party joins, Age UK in asking the East Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group to rethink the proposed withdrawal of funding for the Gloucester House Age UK Daycare Centre in Melton Mowbray.
Gloucester House supports older people with advanced dementia and provides day time respite for their carers. The importance of these groups to the carers, cannot be underestimated. There are no alternative services available in this area. In the short term this will result in deterioration in the quality of life for those with dementia and added pressure on carers who will switch to 24-7 caring roles. In the medium term it will result in dementia sufferers needing to move to residential care when carers can no longer cope without respite help.
Age UK opposes the closure based on the value for money offered vs. residential care and the clear local need for them. Closure is also opposed by local MP Sir Alan Duncan (Rutland & Melton).
Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland
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