Elderly folk in Selston to receive day care

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OLD folk in Selston will not have to travel to access day care services in the village thanks to a new deal with a care home.

Nottinghamshire County Council announced plans to close Selston Day Care Centre last year, along with several others across the county.

The services would instead be provided at revamped centres, such as Willow Wood in Sutton - but critics in Selston feared this would be too far for people to travel.

Now older people in the village will be able to access day care services at Wren Hall nursing home on Nottingham Road.

Day care services currently provided at Selston Arts and Community College - but from April, Wren Hall will become an accredited provider for the county council.

Selston councillors Gail Turner and Sam Wilson raised their concerns about the distance people would have to travel with county councillor Kevin Rostance, cabinet member for adult social care and health.

Coun Turner said: “It was so important for our people to stay in Selston.”

It is hoped that elderly folk and carers will benefit from longer opening hours at Wren Hall and extra facilities.

Anita Astle, who runs Wren Hall, said: “We have flower arranging, woodwork, baking and gardening. It’s about trying to get people to do the things they previously enjoyed but then had to stop.”