Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Executive was reminded that the Windle Valley Centre offered a range of activities and services for older residents of the borough. The Centre opened 5-days a week for its core care services. In addition, the Saturday Club operated every Saturday afternoon, offering older residents, carers and the cared for a chance to relax and enjoy themselves through interaction and entertainment. In 2015 the Centre had been extended to provide a Wellbeing Centre, which provided help and advice to people with dementia and their carers.
Members were informed that the main Centre had not received any major refurbishment for at least 20 years. It was suggested that the carpet, furniture and furnishings were in need of replacement and, importantly, the colour and fabric of the walls, floors and furnishings did not render the centre dementia friendly. It was also noted that providing a modern, safe and comfortable centre for users was important for the financial viability of the Centre.
The estimated cost of the work was £35,000, which included the cost of a designer to ensure that the decoration, flooring, furniture and furnishings were suitable for users who were living with dementia. The work would be funded from the Personalisation Prevention and Partnership Fund, which had been received from Surrey County Council as part of a 5 year programme between 2012 and 2017.
RESOLVED that the proposal to refurbish the Windle Valley Day Centre be agreed.
RECOMMENDED to Council that the Capital Programme be amended by the total sum of £35,000 based on the estimated costs for refurbishing the Windle Valley Day Centre, the costs to be funded from the Personalisation, Prevention and Partnership Fund.
Report author: Tim Pashen
Publication date: 19/09/2017
Date of decision: 05/09/2017
Decided at meeting: 05/09/2017 - Executive