WESTWOOD DAY CENTRE
Welshpool Town Council and day centre services
Day centre services in Welshpool could soon be provided by the town council following a series of positive and encouraging meetings with officers from Powys County Council. The council have engaged with local town and community councils to deliver day services across the county to ensure a sustainable future for the service in years to come.
Welshpool Town Council has actively risen to the challenge and is working closely with the council to aid not only the savings needed but the protection of services. This agreement will give older people in Welshpool the support and continuity of care that they currently receive from day services.
For many older people, a visit to the local day centre is also a place to make social connections and meet other members of the community.
Town Mayor Cllr Malcolm Douglas added; “Welshpool Town Council is pleased we have reached agreement and can take forward the protection of another important service for the Town'.
Councillor Darren Mayor, Cabinet Member for Adult Services said; “Welshpool Town Council have actively engaged with the council in securing a future for the Westwood Day centre, and over the coming months will develop a strategy to provide services from 2015 onwards.
“This is a fantastic opportunity to ensure older people continue to have support, and a place to meet in the community. The town council’s enthusiasm and drive to deliver services will help build stronger communities and give the citizens of Welshpool a service to be proud of.