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Tuesday
20  February

Residents urged to have their say on council day services

 
03/12/2023 @ 12:43
Newtown residents are being urged to take part in a consultation considering the future of day care services in Newtown.

Last week town councillors set up a working group to respond to the consultation by Powys County Council.

The town council has been vocal in its desire to have the Park Street Day Centre in the town centre re-opened.

It closed during Covid and was leased to the Powys Teaching Health Board as a vaccination centre. It has been leased until next year.

The county council is asking for residents and others to comment on the consultation which takes into account day services throughout the county.

In a statement, the town council said: "Powys County Council is conducting a wide-scale engagement exercise on day opportunities available within Powys. This survey targets adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health difficulties, and older individuals who draw on care and support.

"Your participation will help to understand what matters in relation to day opportunities, what works well currently, and how it can improve. Day opportunities play a vital role in enhancing well-being, fostering independence, and providing support to carers. Share your views to shape equal, inclusive, and high-quality day opportunities across Powys."

Councillors Jackie Molloy-Davies and Richard White were elected by the town council to work with the Town Clerk, who has been delegated to formulate the council's response by the deadline of Monday, 11th December.

A link to the consultation can be found here: www.haveyoursaypowys.wales/day-opportunities-review 

Alternatively, you can email your views to thedayopportunitiesreview@powys.gov.uk.