Friday, 18 November 2011

Online Petition to: Keep OUR Services Local

YOU can now sign our petition online.


Please encourage anyone local to Knutsford Area/Cheshire East
to sign this Petition to:
S - O - S - Save Our Stanley Centre
We, the undersigned
Petition Cheshire East Council and East Cheshire Hospital Trust:
SAVE OUR SOCIAL AND HEALTH CARE - KEEP OUR SERVICES LOCAL
Keep OUR Stanley Centre for Disabled Adults
Return OUR Dementia Care Services
Return OUR Intermediate Hospital Ward

Knutsford Town Council Health and Social Care Work Group will be Reporting on its work at Knutsford Town Council Meeting on 05 December 2011 at 7pm. This meeting welcomes the public. It has two Question Times for Members of the Public - 10 minutes at the start and 5 minutes at the end..
This is your Democracy. Do turn up and take part.

PLEASE LOOK AT THE PAGES ON THE RIGHT OF THE SCREEN >>>>


The Petition now has in excess of 3000 signatures. It looks likely that he final figure - when all forms are gathered in, will be 4000+
It will be presented to
Cheshire East Full Council Meeting
2pm - 15 December 2011
Congleton Town Hall
KAFKA would very much welcome all members of the public who wish to show support at this meeting
To check that here is no alteration to the Date-Time-Venue perhaps you might ring:

Cheshire East Information: 0300 123 5500

We state this because several Committee Meetings including the 05 December Cabinet Committee meeting have already been cancelled during December



IF YOU ARE NOT OLD, ILL, LEARNING DISABLED OR A CARER OF ANY SUCH GROUP, THIS STILL AFFECTS
YOU.
STROKE, ACCIDENT, DEMENTIA, ANY OF US COULD FACE THAT.
WHERE WOULD OUR DAY CARE BE?
Congleton if we live in Crewe? Crewe if we live in Knutsford?
Macclesfield if we live in Nantwich?

Day Care NEEDS to be LOCAL

2 comments:

petknut said...

It is not clear to me what use will be made of this petition and what effect it is expected to have. The organisers are to be congratulated on achieving so much so quickly and meeting their target of 3,000 signatures. However it is easy to get anyone to sign a petition of this sort- it's motherhood and apple pie- and no one can be against it.
But is it intended to keep open the old facilities which were becoming inadequate? Would a centre be staffed and resourced long after the demand for it had dried up?
We desperatley need new modern facilities which are flexible and cater for a varying load as conditions change. With integration of social and medical care under one roof this should be possible. Some of this would have happened if the proposed health centre had been agreed. Now we are falling behind other towns in the area.
If this petition is only about trying to maintain existing facilities then I am against it. If it is to be used to support the development of modern facilities catering for all the existing services and more I would be for it.
The organisers need to make their intentions clearer otherwise they could be accused of duping the signatories.

Anonymous said...

Peter,

You seem not be understand that this is not about keeping things exactly the same, but about refusing to allow Cheshire East to demoralise service users and destroy all trust which carers might have.

The whole idea is not to refuse change but to welcome only that change which service users - and their carers can readily understand, welcome and cope with.

Service users and their carers have the right - at law - to a decent way of life. They have the need to an assured Day Care Service, which suits the needs of those who use it.

They currently have a choice of many activities - which can only be reduced,if they should be forced - unnecessarily - into the dark windowless corners of Wilmslow Leisure centre.

The fact that you might wish to have your own medical needs addressed by a whizzy new centre, does not override the lifelong needs of learning disabled users of the purpose-built Stanley Cantre.

Nor does it override the need of those former users of Bexton Court, and the Tatton Ward, who currently are either in permanent care, or are being spread willy-nilly across the whole of Cheshire East, for no better reason that the arrant selfishness of people such as you.

No-one chooses to have a learning disability. No-one chooses to develop Dementia. They are just inescapable facts of life. Your needs do NOT come first.