Care plan sparks outrage

Representatives from GMB Scotland, pupils from Apple Tree Nursery, local councillors, and concerned members of the public gathered at Thomson Court Day Centre on Wednesday morning in demonstration against proposals to cut the dementia service.
Representatives from GMB Scotland, pupils from Apple Tree Nursery, local councillors, and concerned members of the public gathered at Thomson Court Day Centre on Wednesday morning in demonstration against proposals to cut the dementia service.

There has been an outpouring of anger over last week’s news that the dementia service operating out of Thomson Court day centre is to be moved ‘in-home’.

The Buteman reported last week that the Integrated Joint Board of Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) plans to remove the day service at Thomson Court, replacing it with support at home or in the community instead.

The closure will also result in the loss of one senior care worker and two social care workers.

The decision has sparked outrage from island residents.

A demonstration was held outside Thomson Court on Wednesday morning with representatives from GMB Scotland, pupils from Apple Tree Nursery, local councillors, and concerned members of the public in attendance.

A petition is also being circulated in attempts to reverse the proposals.