County residents who use short breaks are being encouraged, along with their families, to have a voice in the future shape of the service.
Short breaks are a fundamental part of any support package as, not only do they give carers a break from caring, they allow people to meet friends, take part in activities and develop independence.
A consultation is launched today (Monday 10 May) which outlines how the county council proposes to consolidate more short-break services at The Trees social care facility in Hinckley.
The Trees, which recently underwent a £1.1m refurbishment, could be developed to provide an extra 8 short-break rooms for adults with learning difficulties.
Alongside the proposed new rooms at The Trees, short breaks facilities are also available in the county in Wigston and Melton.
Within this consultation, the county council is also seeking views on proposals to close a short-breaks facility at Smith Crescent, Coalville.
The closure is being proposed due to the outdated facilities available as well as a decreasing number of people using the location.
We remain hugely committed to investing in adult social care across the county.
We want to provide the best care that we can and provide people with the right services to meet their needs, particularly around maintaining their independence.
We are very keen to hear the views of local residents on how they would like their care delivered and their needs supported, and we would welcome views on what they would like to see developed in Coalville.
We have 17 people who currently use Smith Crescent as a short breaks facility and we will be working closely with them and their families to gain their views and support them to access similar services elsewhere in the county.Person:Jon Wilson, Leicestershire County Council director of adults and communities
Have your say via the county council’s website by Sunday 20 June 2021