West Hampstead’s Netherwood Day Centre saved
The day centre, which cares for people with dementia, was up for the axe by Camden Council, but has received a last minute reprieve.
PLANS to closed the much-loved Netherwood Day Centre for people with dementia have been shelved by Camden Council.
The dramatic revelation was made today as papers detailing the results of a consultation for Camden Council’s cabinet meeting on Wednesday April 6, were released online.
Netherwood - a West Hampstead day centre for people with dementia - was due to be axed and users moved to Raglan House in Kentish Town, under plans by the council to cut �16 million from its adult social care budget.
The plans - which would have saved �250,000 - caused outrage amongst carers and supporters, and have now been revoked following a public consultation.
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The report states: “The rationale for providing a single specialist service remains, and officers consider that a more cost effective service with a wider range of therapeutic input and opening hours could be achieved at a single site.
“However, taking the views of carers and service users into account, we have concluded that it would be better to explore the option for a new purpose built integrated provision, potentially as part of the Greenwood Place development, which is part of the Community Investment Programme, subject to Cabinet approval and further consultation.
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“It is therefore recommended that the proposal to integrate the Raglan and Netherwood services is withdrawn.”
The money will be found by finding �50,000 of efficiencies in the service provision and �200,000 will be gained when money is transferred to the council from the Primary Care Trust, to fund social care activities.