THE FIRST of four public drop-in sessions to discuss proposed changes to how council day centre services are delivered was held this week.
Pembrokeshire County Council is developing a “hub and spoke” model for day centres, in partnership with the health board , independent and voluntary sectors along with communities.
A consultation runs until October 21 and on Monday (September 2) a drop-in session was held at Haverfordwest’s Picton Centre.
A second information event will be held at the council offices at Argyle Street, Pembroke Dock on Wednesday, September 4, 10am to 1pm and 2.45pm to 4pm.
On September 24 there will be a drop-in at Tenby Social Activity Centre, 10am to 2.30pm and another on October 2 at the Phoenix Centre, Goodwick, 11am to 3pm.
The council is working on two options – one with four “hubs” a single point of access for a range of social care, health and information needs, including specialist support with “spokes” that are “creating links to thriving community activities and opportunities outside of the hub.”
The hubs will potentially based in Pembroke Dock, Tenby, Haverfordwest and Crymych.
The second option being consulted on would see two hubs, one in the north and one in the south, with a number of spokes.
There will also be greater development of links with Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion services.