Ecclesfold beds closure threat: meeting this Friday at Chapel-en-le-Frith Town Hall

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A meeting will take place in Chapel-en-le-Frith on Friday to discuss plans to reduce elderly care provision in the town.

Derbyshire County Council is proposing to axe six short-stay care beds at Ecclesfold Resource Centre, on Manchester Road, as part of a review into how it delivers accommodation, care and support to older people.

Residential care homes in Ripley, Alfreton, Stonegravels and Kirk Hallam are also at risk of closure as part of the review.

As part of a 12-week consultation, the authority will be holding a meeting at Chapel-en-le-Frith Library, Town Hall, Market Street, between 10am and 1pm on Friday, when people will be able to give their views on the proposals relating to Ecclesfold.

Deputy Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Cllr Rob Davison, said: “I would urge people who haven’t yet had their say to take part in the consultation and ensure their views are included.

“If they attend the open meetings they will get the chance to discuss the proposals with our consultation officers and find out more about the plans, as well as giving their views face-to-face.”

The consultation runs until September 16. To have your say, visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/ecclesfold.