Care centres to move sites this summer
PUBLISHED: 14:00 25 May 2014
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CARE services for dementia patients will be moved from Ebdon Court to St Georges and another part of Worle when the site closes this summer.
The care facility in Trenleigh Drive, has been handed over to community enterprise Alliance Homes, which has plans to develop the site into 64 flats for patients.
Ebdon Court was previously owned by North Somerset Council but a report to the authority’s leaders recommended the ‘disposal’ of the site to the housing organisation.
This has led council leader Nigel Ashton, who is also the executive member for adult social care, to enter into a lease arrangement for two years on the two-day services operating out of the site – Severn Day and Birnbeck Day service.
The care facility will close its doors on July 17 ready for work to begin on the development plan for older and disabled people.
A decision to create the flats was taken after the council closed Poppyfields amid fierce public protests.
Alliance Homes will undertake the development after securing grant funding close to £1million from the Government, which will include a wellness centre with day care facilities.
A total of £450,000 has also been allocated by the Clinical Commissioning Group for the project.
Within the decision report by Cllr Ashton it states: “There are currently two day services on the site, one of which will move back to the new development.”
Severn Day Centre will be moved to St Georges Nursing Home, in Pastures Avenue, and Birnbeck Day Centre will move to Country Court Care Group in Diamond Batch.
The report also said: “Once the development has been completed, the Severn Day service will move back to the site and will transfer to the care provider delivering a £100,000 saving to the authority.
“Alternative provision for the Birnbeck Day service will also be considered at that time.”