January public meetings to focus on the future of two residential care homes
Published: Friday, 29 December 2023
Further public meetings are to be held focusing on the future of two residential care homes, Dewar House and McClymont House.
The events, run by South Lanarkshire University Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP), are open to all members of the public, and participants will be asked for their views and insights on the future delivery of care in the homes, as well as having an opportunity to provide thoughts on sustainable and viable alternatives.
Craig Cunningham, Head of Commissioning and Performance for South Lanarkshire University HSCP, said: “These public meetings follow events in November and December and are a key part of a wider programme of consultation concerning the future of Dewar House and McClymont House. In addition to the public meetings, we have been engaging with all residents, families, and staff directly.
Mr Cunningham added, “Our consultation is being undertaken in full compliance with national guidance, with impartiality reinforced under the oversight of an independent advisory panel. We recognise that consultation processes on local services can be an anxious time and we are listening very carefully to all views. No decision has been taken on the future of the homes.
“We have a duty of care to all residents of these homes and will continue to review and meet their needs and prioritise their wellbeing throughout the consultation process and beyond it, regardless of the outcome.”
Where and when:
Tuesday 23 January 2024 6.30 – 8.00pm
Lanark memorial hall
21 St Leonards street,
Monday 29 January 2024 6.30 – 8.00pm
SLC Headquarters Banqueting hall,
• You can submit views electronically at email@example.com until 2 February
• Separate arrangements for consultation with residents/relatives and staff are underway.
• Officers from South Lanarkshire University HSCP will attend to provide context and to support capturing the consultation question responses.
• More information on the consultation and its background can be read here: Residential care home consultation