The Leader of Labour’s Councillors in Powys has called on the Council to set out its plan to get Day Centres in the County re-open.
The Labour Leader has made the call after residents contacted him to talk about the impact the continued closure is having on service users and their carers.
In his question to the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Cllr Matthew Dorrance asked the Council to publish an updated position statement on the provision and operation of Day Centres in Powys. The Brecon St John Ward Councillor has also asked the Council to publish a road map for the safe re-opening of Day Centres.
Cllr Matthew Dorrance said:
“I know and understand how the continued Coronavirus pandemic is putting strain on the Council but our Day Centres have been closed for a considerable time now and I am aware that service users and carers need clarity about the Council’s plan to re-open them.
“Some Councils in Wales have reopened Day Centres in a Covid safe way so I want Powys County Council to set out how it can ensure our residents are able to start accessing these important services safely again.
“I’ve heard from unpaid family carers who are finding the continued closure of Day Centres tough, and I have heard from service users who are really missing the activities and the engagement the Day Centre offered. I am not expecting the Council to compromise safety, but it does need to give our communities a plan for how they will get our Day Centres re-open.”