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Monday, 12 April 2010
A visit to Apna Ghar Day Care Centre
I have been visiting the Apna Ghar (‘Our home’) Care Centre in Balsall Heath for older people of Asian heritage. They provide a wonderful service in a warm friendly atmosphere. Instead of being stuck at home, feeling lonely and isolated, our elders have a venue where they can meet and interact with each other. I was struck by the professionalism of the staff and the appreciation of the users. And I was reminded that it is exactly services like this which will be hit in the current cuts climate. All the more reason to resist the lazy political consensus that justify them.