Guernsey respite centre closes to adults

Guernsey respite centre The Croft in St Sampson
Image caption The Croft opened in 1995 and is run by the island's Health and Social Services Department

A Guernsey respite centre for those with physical and learning difficulties will close to adults at the end of the year.

Users of The Croft, in St Sampson, were told in a letter sent last week.

Health Minister Hunter Adam said his department would be meeting with those who required respite care and their carers to discuss the future.

He said the aim was to find out what type of care was needed and provide it in "a more appropriate manner".

The centre, which is a six-bed residential unit, will continue to provide short breaks for children.

Deputy John Gollop, the States Disability Champion, said he understood the change came from a need to separate children and adults in needs of care.

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