Sussex

Future of elderly day care centres in East Sussex reviewed

The future of six elderly day care centres will be reviewed by East Sussex County Council.

The council said it needs to save £28m from its adult social care budget over the next three years.

Centres in Bexhill, Hailsham, Crowborough, Lewes and two in Hastings could be shut.

The review will be conducted alongside a consultation. Alternatives to closure include asking the voluntary sector to take over the centres.

The centres that will be reviewed are the Phoenix Centre in Lewes; the Charter Centre in Bexhill; the Orion Centre in Hailsham, and the Hookstead Centre in Crowborough.

The two centres in Hastings are Pinehill and the Isabel Blackman Centre.

A spokesman for the council said: "Whatever the outcome of the review, there will still be services for those who need them, whether provided by the council or the voluntary, community or independent sector."

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