Public meeting to discuss Bodlondeb's future

By Chris Betteley in Health

A PUBLIC meeting on the future of an under-threat Penparcau care home will take place next Monday after a consultation into plans to close it has begun.

The consultation into the future of Bodlondeb Residential Care Home began last week.

It follows a decision made by the Cabinet to authorise Sue Darnbrook, the director for care, protection and lifestyle services to consult on the closure of Bodlondeb in conjunction with Cllr Catherine Hughes, the Cabinet member for social services and housing.

Cllr Hughes, the Cabinet member for social services and housing, said: “While considering very difficult decisions regarding a popular local service, and after a great deal of effort to secure the future of Bodlondeb, it’s very important that everyone who has an interest in the home has their say on plans for the future.”

The public meeting will be held in Ysgol Llwyn yr Eos primary school, Penparcau on Monday, 17 July, at 7pm.

Aberystwyth councillors backed a motion calling for “all options to be explored to save Bodlondeb”, with its 13 residents and 33 staff now left in limbo.

Ceredigion MP Ben Lake has joined the campaign to save Bodlondeb after attending a scrutiny committee meeting last month which looked into the plans.

“I’ve talked with many residents in Ceredigion, and have received many letters from people concerned about the future of Bodlondeb,” Mr Lake said. “I share these concerns."

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