Cuts are expected to fall on Oldwell Court Alzheimer's Day Centre soon, as Cardiff Council consults on cuts to their budget. Information was released by the Alzheimer's society who have started a petition on Change.org.
The Council’s Community and Adult Services Scrutiny Committee is planning to meet to discuss the matter later today, the 20th of January, where the Alzheimer's Society are giving evidence.
Eluned Parrott AM, Assembly Member for South Wales Central commented:
“Every day the Alzheimer's Society deliver a great service at Oldwell Court, a day centre for people with dementia and their families. 65 patients are supported there and there's a waiting list of even more people who need help. The centre provides a safe and welcoming environment, and gives careers much needed respite. Oldwell Court is an essential part of treating Alzheimer's here in Cardiff.
“Sadly their funding is in jeopardy. Labour-run Cardiff Council is considering cutting their funding, and that would lead to this centre closing. The council are saying that the most severely affected patients will get support in Ely, but this important local service will be lost.
“We need Cardiff Council to reconsider their approach to this critical community day centre, and keep it open."
You can sign the Alzheimer's Society's petition here: https://www.change.org/p/city-of-cardiff-council-save-alzheimer-s-society-day-support-service-at-oldwell-court-cardiff