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To: Rhondda Cynon Taf councillors

Save Care Homes & Day Centres in Rhondda Cynon Taf

Save Care Homes & Day Centres in Rhondda Cynon Taf

We request that RCT:
End the paragraph 6.14 restrictions on entry to residential care immediately
Not one closure - keep all 11 residential care homes and the 5 day centres open

Why is this important?

SCHAC (Save Care Homes And Centres) RCT

Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT) Council are proposing to close many of their 11 residential care homes and their 5 ‘day centres’. We believe these proposals are not a ‘modernisation’ as they are described by RCT but an attempt to reduce costs to, in their words “... deliver care services more efficiently to maximise the benefits and manage cost pressures.”.

We do not believe that ‘extra care’ sheltered housing is an acceptable alternative for people who are assessed as requiring residential care.

In closing council owned and run residential homes, RCT are pushing people into the increasingly financially insecure private sector.

Our SCHAC response to the RCT proposals can be read here: https://schac-rct.blogspot.com/2019/04/schac-save-care-homes-and-centres.html?view=magazine

And RCT proposals here: https://www.rctcbc.gov.uk/EN/GetInvolved/Consultations/CurrentConsultations/CurrentConsultations.aspx

We request that RCT:

End the paragraph 6.14 restrictions on entry to residential care immediately

Not one closure - keep all 11 residential care homes and the 5 day centres open

Refurbish all 11 residential care homes to highest legal and care quality standards

Give priority consideration to RCT owned residential care homes and day centres in the allocation of funding support following an assessment

We propose that RCT think through again what they are proposing in relation to day centres, provide details of organisational structures, aims, strategies and a detailed operational plan then issue a new statement and start the consultations again.

Open the books - RCT to disclose how the closure proposals will cut its annual spending on adult care both in terms of revenue and capital spending, together with comprehensive details about how these amounts were arrived at.

RCT should defend and speak out for the older people of RCT and prioritise council owned provision. RCT should directly request that the Assembly and UK government provide the financial support needed to provide improved provision of adult care and supported housing without making cuts or privatisation - the money was found for the banks, it can be found for our older people who need care and support.

Rhondda Cynon Taff

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Reasons for signing

  • Removing patients out of their communities where family can pop inon themeveryday to see them Is not fair. RCT HAVE DUTY OF CARE TO PROVIDE RESIDENTS WITH CONTINUITY OF CARE. Not move them from thier home & the staff that look after them with care, respect & with dignity who treat them like family. The staff are amazing and many have worked decades some from school will lose their jobs, so what about them & their real families.larger homes would be more like a hospitalised existance.
  • The proposed change is based primarily on a financial basis without any truthful regard for the residents' well-being. The excellent service and care provided will be poorer under this politically driven change.
  • We need to save these wonderful establishments. They provide an excellent service to the community and families of RCT

Updates

2019-09-06 18:57:10 +0100

500 signatures reached

2019-04-10 14:13:53 +0100

100 signatures reached

2019-04-09 01:14:43 +0100

50 signatures reached

2019-04-08 14:26:41 +0100

25 signatures reached

2019-04-08 12:25:03 +0100

10 signatures reached