Support required to retain care services at Melvin Hall

Due to the urgency of putting a survival plan in place to save adult care services at Melvin Hall this short meeting has been scheduled for Monday at 7pm at Melvin Hall to look at options which will hopefully establish a way forward.  We welcome anyone who has skills to offer or feels able to support or offer ideas.

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Sadly, at Monday’s meeting the Trustees decided to uphold their decision to close the doors in August. Cllr Peter Fookes was very much against this decision and so tendered his resignation.

We appreciate that this was not an easy decision for the Trustees and that this has come about because of the unprecedented funding cuts from Bromley Council.

We thank the Trustees for the work they have done, and continue to do, in running Melvin Hall and giving their time so generously.

We have agreement from LBB that Melvin Hall can be hired out for community activities so generating some income. We have also scheduled a meeting with Cllr Bob Evans in early April to discuss the possibility of further support. There is a petition against the cuts to day care centres which it is important to support. Alongside this we need to look at other options to secure the long-term future of Melvin Hall.

 

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This blog is maintained by Cllr Kathy Bance MBE, Cllr Peter Fookes and Cllr Kevin Brooks, the Labour Party councillors for Penge & Cator ward on Bromley Council.
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