Tax Payers money used for demolition
10:01am Thursday 3rd October 2013 in Letters
THE Vale Council is to spend £450,000 on knocking two properties down in Dinas Powys.
Bryneithin EMI Residential Home (£145,000) and the former St Cyres School (£300,000). This shows total contempt for the people who are looking after loved ones whether they are old or young and in desperate need for resources/facilities to enhance their lives.
Respite is one of the most sought after facilities that a council could offer to those who have found themselves as 24 hour carers with no break, their lives changed forever. The Council's role in providing facilities, whereby the carers can get a quality break away from their loved ones so that they can recuperate as and when the need arises, should be a priority for the Council as this band of unpaid workers, the carers, are saving the council millions of pounds per year. In doing this however without a break, many are at breaking point with their own health deteriorating.
Bryneithin could be recycled and reused with some of that money to do respite for adults with dementia. If the council look at it as a resource they already have and not something that they should throw away, the development of a centre of excellence for adults with dementia could be built in the grounds around Bryneithin itself or in fact it could be a respite village with development using our money that is earmarked for demolition.