Day centres might not have to close

Some of Norfolk's most vulnerable elderly people were this week given a glimmer of hope that their vital day centres would not be closed, after a final decision was put on hold until people had been given a proper say.

Some of Norfolk's most vulnerable elderly people were this week given a glimmer of hope that their vital day centres would not be closed, after a final decision was put on hold until people had been given a proper say.

Norfolk County Council wants to overhaul the current provision of 15 council-run day centres, which would see three close or have services withdrawn, and five switch to specialist centres for people with dementia or those who need re-ablement services.

But on Tuesday at a packed meeting at County Hall, members of the adult social services review panel voted in support of a delay and more consultation on the details of any changes.

That means that a decision on exactly how the service will change will not be made until the consultation ends on January 13.

Day centres affected include Cranmer House, Fakenham.