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Monday, February 29, 2016

AM presses for care home to be kept open

Assembly Member Ken Skates has praised a ‘fantastic’ care home in Corwen – and repeated his plea for it to be kept open.

The Clwyd South AM, pictured outside the home, has previously urged Denbighshire Council to push through plans which will keep Cysgod-y-Gaer open and see services expanded and improved.

Mr Skates visited the centre on Friday to talk to manager Sian Owen and residents.

He said: “Cysgod-y-Gaer is a fantastic facility. The staff do a wonderful job and the residents are happy and well looked-after. We simply can’t afford to lose it.”

Mr Skates wrote to the council’s chief executive Dr Mohammed Mehmet more than a year ago to raise concerns over the possible closure of the home. He wants the authority proceed with plans to further develop it.

The Labour AM added: “After the recent closure of the public consultation programme into the future of care homes in Denbighshire, I wrote to Dr Mehmet once again to encourage the council to push forward with plans to develop a support hub at Cysgod-y-Gaer with extra care facilities and outreach services.

“I hope we will soon see Denbighshire County Council progress these plans and further improve local care services for those who need them in the Dee Valley.”

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