£500,000 revamp for Mansfield day service centre

A MANSFIELD day service building has been given a £500,000 refurbishment to improve facilities and create a more attractive environment.

Mansfield Day Service on Southwell Road West is run by Nottinghamshire County Council and was formerly known as the Red Oaks Day Service.

The centre has been redecorated, its facilities upgraded and the layout has been altered to make building more flexible for all the people who will use it.

The building was previously used by people with learning disabilities and older people. After the refurbishment it will also be used by people who have mental health issues as well and people with physical disabilities could choose to attend.

Other features include an improved hairdressing and beauty facilities along with new toilets, showers and changing facilities.

The refurbished building will also be available for use by the wider community, with groups able to hire rooms for meetings and activities, when not in use by the day service.

The Woodland View bungalow on the site used for horticultural projects has also been revamped with a new toilet and kitchenette along with replacement floor coverings, new windows and general redecoration.

Coun Kevin Rostance, chairman of the council’s adult social care and health committee, said: “With the pressure on budgets we’ve had to be resourceful and imaginative with our review of day service provision.

“We are confident that the refurbishment of the Mansfield Day Service will make the building more modern and appealing for existing and new service users.”

The centre was the first purpose built day service building in the county when it opened its doors in 1964.