Chase Heys Day Centre in Churchtown is open for business
Chief Operating Officer says Sefton Council cuts will
not affect respite care offered at Chase Heys, or its intermediate care service Sefton New Directions says Chase Heys Day Centre in Southport remains open for business. The Southport Visiter reporter last week how Sefton Council's cabinet had voted tend its day day provision at the centre, as the authority looks to cut £55million from its budget. But that will not affect other services provided at the facility. Sefton New Directions Chief Operating Officer Penelope Fell said: "Chase Heys Day Centre in Southport is open for business. "The decision by Sefton Council to reorganise adult social care at Chase Heys will only affect people whose day centre places are funded by the local authority. "Sefton Council’s announcement does not in any way affect the respite care offered at Chase Heys, or its intermediate care service for people who have just left hospital. "And New Directions wants to continue to offer a day care service at Chase Heys, as well as at all our other centres across Sefton, to those clients who pay for their own care. "We sympathise with those Sefton Council-funded clients who will no longer be able to use Chase Heys, but they can be sure that they will receive a warm welcome at our other centres. "The Chase Heys services unaffected by Sefton Council’s recent decision have a bright future at the site. "That is why New Directions is currently refurbishing the respite wings at the centre, and planning a VIP guest reopening of the upgraded facility later in the year."
Posted by John Dodd