‘No service loss’ despite Barnstaple centre closure
Plans to close Oasis Day Centre will not result in lost services, says thye county council.
NO services will be lost despite plans to close a Barnstaple day centre, Devon County Council has said.
The council wants to vacate the Oasis Day Centre in Alexandra Road and relocate the service for people with disabilities to another centre nearby.
But it said support for people with disabilities in Barnstaple would “continue uninterrupted” despite changes to the service.
The council said in recent years it had been “rationalising” the properties it owned, reviewing what buildings it had and its future requirements.
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“Nobody will be losing their day service,” said a council spokesperson.
“We have two purpose built day centres in Barnstaple, in which we have vacancies. We have identified that the building in Alexandra Road, in the long term, is surplus to our requirement and therefore we will be disposing of it in time.
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“We want to relocate the current service and we will be talking to the people who attend the Oasis centre and their families about the relocation.
“We would want to try to keep friendship groups together and where required we will need to arrange transport to the alternative day centre.”