The Council has started a consultation on the closure of Gardner House Day Centre for the Elderly in Gardner Road in Maidenhead.
These Day Centres provide a lifeline for elderly people both physically, in ensuring they get the occasional freshly-cooked and well-balanced meal, and mentally, in providing a place for social interaction. Their family also feel supported by the help and advice and by having a break every so often.
This closure follows on from the increase in charges of nearly £1000% for users of the Day Centres who have to fund themselves back in 2009. The price for these ‘self-funders’ has risen from £6 to a massive £58 a day.
A local resident whose mother attends the day centre has started a petition against the closure. who can sign the e-petition here.