Camden Council is once again proposing to close Netherwood Day Centre for people with Alzheimer's and dementia. In January this year the council said the specialist purpose built-centre, which has been hailed by dementia and Alzheimer's experts from around the world, would close on 1 July. We led a campaign to keep it open, collected more than 4000 signatures and huge public support and in March the centre was saved.
Now the council is suggesting closing Netherwood, as well as four other centres for people with autism; mental health difficulties and learning difficulties and moving all of those who use the centres onto one site on an industrial estate in Kentish Town (Greenwood Place). The centres will be sold off to fund this.
Once again we will fight to save Netherwood Day Centre. A final decision will be made by the council in February 2012.
We call on Camden Council to withdraw the proposal to close Netherwood Day Centre.
We also call on Camden Council to safeguard the future of this very precious resource for people with Alzheimer's and dementia.
The Save Netherwood Day Centre #2 petition to Camden Council was written by Jane Clinton and is in the category Health at GoPetition.