I attended a Care Closer to Home meeting at the Barnstaple Hotel last night along with Councillors John Moore and David Goodman,
It was much better attended than the first meeting I went to there, when the CCG staff outnumbered the attendees by quite a large margin! This time around about 15 or 16 people attended.
It would appear that the CCG are certainly taking people’s views into account. However, indications are that the number of beds to be provided will be at the lower end of the range rather than the upper end! Comments on this part of the consultation need to be in by Friday 12 December.
The CCG will probably set out their proposals in January which will be followed by a further period of consultation. The final decision is expected in April at the earliest, but is more likely to be announced at the end of May/beginning of June.