OCT 00] COVENTRY CITY COUNCIL NEWS
Day Care Centre Closing To Save Cash
day centre for elderly people in Coventry is to close as part of
cuts to make £100,000 savings.
Hayward House in Bell Green was earmarked for closure because
there are other facilities nearby for pensioners. The building
also doesn’t meet required standards and would require costly
work to stay open.
building’s closure will save £10,000 this year and £42,000
each year after that.
year’s budget set a target of £95,000 savings in the city
council’s day care provision.
Cllr Kevin Maton, cabinet member (Social Services), has ruled that
the closure will not go ahead until all the people who use the
site have been consulted, and alternative facilities have been
is planned to take place in the next few weeks, so the centre can
close by December 2000.
is currently over-capacity in the day centre provision in the
city, and officials do not anticipate any problems in finding
other places to go.
the day centre’s closure, the building will become part of the
Riley Square District Shopping Centre, and control will be passed
to the commercial arm of the council.
are looking at the options open to the building’s future, and say it
could be used as some form of community facility.