Thames Ditton Centre for the Community
Community care in Elmbridge
We recently updated on our plans for community care in Elmbridge. Included within that we explained that we will continue to run our excellent dementia services, and that this service will relocate from Thames Ditton to another Elmbridge building. We also said that we would engage with the local community to consider future options for the Thames Ditton Centre.
We understand there are some questions among residents and businesses about the Thames Ditton Centre for the Community and its role in local community life. With this in mind, we would like to reassure that the relocation of dementia services will take time and that we will discuss and consult with the community and ward Councillors on the future use of the Centre. There are examples around the borough such as Vine Hall in Molesey and the Lower Green Centre, where community groups have successfully taken over the running of halls and centres and made them real community hubs – run by the community for the community.
In terms of timing, we expect to come out to the community in the coming months seeking views and proposals.
In the meantime, we will continue to update you on our aspirations for community care in Elmbridge, as we work to connect our community and help improve the lives of our most vulnerable residents.
Cllr Gill Coates, Portfolio Holder for Community Care