In welcome news, Glasgow City Council intends to reduce the income taper for charges to older people using daycentres from 100% to 50%.
Daycare services for BME older people are to undergo a reconfiguration that will see some current daycentres deregistered and decommissioned in a bid to shrink provision – current vacancy rates across centres in the city are at 30%. The Council’s own new purpose-built daycentres can accommodate 73% of current demand if fully utilised.
This will lead to the deregistering of BME daycentres at Glasgow Mosque, Shanti Bhavan and Mel Millap. Provided services for older BME people will, in future, be co-located at the purpose-built centres in Toryglen and Hinshaw Street. £900,000 of grant funding for day services to BME older people and other low level services will be transferred from the Social Work department to the Integrated Grants Fund as part of the reforms.
Source: Glasgow City Council