Friday, 10 December 2010

New Day Centre in Fulbourn

The closure of Home Close Day Centre in Fulbourn has resulted in the formation of a new charity: Fulbourn Day Centre.

click to go to Fulbourn Day CentreThis new charity has been set up by local carers and residents of Fulbourn. The new day centre opened in the Community Room at Chaplins Close (right) on Monday 1 November 2010 but a Coffee Morning was held there on 18 October. The Coffee Morning was staffed by Crossroads Care Cambridge City and supported by local volunteers. Around 40 over 65's from Fulbourn and its' surrounding villages attended this popular Coffee Morning. The idea was people who might like to use the new service get to see the new venue and get a flavour of the service being offered.

One resident, a gent aged 81, one of 18 people from the closing Day Centre who attended said "It was amazing to see so many people here. We didn't think we'd find anywhere where we could meet and keep together as a group".

Another, a lady aged 78 said "This is my first visit to Chaplin's Close and I'm really delighted it's so bright and cosy".

Back in June a campaign was started in Fulbourn to save the Day Centre from closing and a petition was signed by over 35% of the householders in the village. The Parish Council took up the cause in July and with the help of South Cambridgeshire District Council and Cambridgeshire County Council has managed to find an alternative venue and obtain the services of the charity Crossroads Care to provide essential professional support.

click to go to Fulbourn Day CentreFulbourn Day Centre is initially operating on Mondays and Tuesdays from Chaplin's Close (left) and there are already plans to extend the service to other days of the week from other venues in the village.

To find out more or to become a Friend of Fulbourn Day Centre or to be a volunteer
(in particular volunteers needed with transport, fundraising, activities) please mailto:john.rickett@ntlworld.com.

click to find out more about Crossroads Care CambridgeIf you know of someone who may benefit from the use of this service, please get in contact with Crossroads Care Cambridge City.
John Rickett [below]
Save Our Day Centre Campaigner
(Trustee of Fulbourn Day Centre

John Rickett
Read more: Click to go to the Fulbourn Day Centre website

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