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March to save Bodlondeb announced

Dinah Mulholland

CEREDIGION LABOUR PARTY have made it clear that there needs to be a halt to the shortsighted plans to close Bodlondeb Care Home and has announced that it has initiated a cross-party, community and union backed campaign, Save Bodlondeb 2017,  to stop the threatened closure of Bodlondeb.

The long term aim of the campaign is to ensure local and integrated public sector provision for older adults in Ceredigion.

The campaign has gained the support of Ceredigion Labour Party, Ceredigion Liberal Democrats, Unison, GMB, and Ceredigion People’s Assembly. Aberystwyth Town Council and Plaid Cymru Ceredigion have also been asked to support the campaign.

Save Bodlondeb 2017 is encouraging as many people as possible to attend the march which starts at 6 pm from outside the butchers in Penparcau and processes to the public meeting called by Ceredigion Council to discuss the closure.

The public meeting is to be held at 7pm on Monday, July 17, at Llwyn yr Eos primary school, Penparcau, Aberystwyth.  The Labour Party urges all members of the public to attend this important meeting.

Dinah Mulholland, Labour Party candidate in the recent General Election comments: “I am delighted to see that the Save Bodlondeb Campaign is receiving support from across community and political boundaries. It is clear that the majority of us see that the proposed closure of Bodlondeb is the wrong response to the issue of how we care for our older residents in Ceredigion. Instead of looking at cutting provision the Council should be consulting on how to extend social and residential care so as to look after our older people properly and give them security and dignity in their later years.

“The proposed closure should be halted and there should be a full, strategic review of care services in the County and how they can be improved, looking at all the dimensions of the problem, rather than a policy of closing provision for short term financial reasons.

“We will be campaigning vigorously with the families affected, colleagues in all political parties, the trades unions, and community groups.”

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