Yesterday I received copies of the consultation document on the future of Bodlondeb Residential Care Home.

I called at the Salvation Army office, in Alexandra Road, Aberystwyth, to leave copies in case people wanted them. They asked me for more, but I needed the copies I had so I could distribute to others in Aberystwyth, Penparcau and Southgate. I informed them that if they wanted more documents they were available in other accessible formats and she should contact the council on 01545 572616 or [email protected]

The telephone number was duly rung and 200 copies of the consultation document requested. Last night in the bandstand on the promenade, Aberystwyth, I heard that the Salvation Army was informed that they could only have 40 of the 200 documents they needed.

If you are a resident in Ceredigion ask the councillor for your area, if you wish, to return your views in the consultation. The consultation started on 3 July and runs until noon on 25 September. This was agreed on Friday, 16 June, at the Special Healthier Communities One View and Scrutiny Committee at Chamber Penmorfa, Aberaeron, where I was present.

I say to Carwyn Jones, Leader at the Welsh Assembly, it is your government which can make all aspects of social care for the elderly in need a statutory requirement. The only way social services will fill the need of everybody young and old is for the NHS and social services to work together.

At present Hywel Dda and Ceredigion County Council are unable to provide the service they should. Why?

Yours etc,

D A Thomas, Llwyn yr Eos, Penparcau, Aberystwyth.

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