Residents and local Councillors in Keynsham have given the official opening of the town’s new Community Resource Centre a rapturous welcome. The new centre has been welcomed as a heralded step in improving the lives of older and disabled people in the region.
Bath and North East Somerset Council this week announced that the final of three state-of-the-art resource centres are now open for business, having been delivered on time and on budget as part of a £28.8million investment. Conservatives in B&NES have said that delivering these Resource Centres, which provide residential care as well as day facilities, is a key part of fulfilling their promise to help older people live independent and rewarding lives.
Welcoming the news, Keynsham Councillor Marie Longstaff (Con, Keynsham East) said:
“The new Hawthornes Community Resource Centre in Keynsham is an excellent example of 21st Century care facilities. The hard work and investment that has gone into this project has proved more than worthwhile. This new centre gives older people and disabled people the modern services they deserve. The day facilities allow for greater independence and the residential facilities provide for very high-standard care.”
Keynsham South Councllor Alan Hale (Con) added:
“I visited the centre when it was being constructed and the end result is even better than I expected. The modern facilities are truly fantastic as is the care provided and I commend the work of the care staff and the construction workers who completed this project.”