An essential lifeline

Services are an essential lifeline to both cared-for and carers

Services are an essential lifeline to both cared-for and carers - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

As both a long term carer of three elderly relatives and a volunteer worker at Beech House, South Molton, I wish to register my deep concern at the proposed closure of so many of North Devon’s care and support facilities.

These services are an essential lifeline to both cared-for and carers.

They provide stimulus and company and therefore enhance the wellbeing of the elderly, which, in turn, gives relief and support to the carers.

The proposal to move residents out of their local communities would be a travesty.

Visiting from friends and relatives, usually elderly themselves and often without transport, becomes limited, if not impossible.


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This cannot be called care in the community!

Ann Gower

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South Molton

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