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Improvements for Mansfield Day Service

26 July 2012
Mansfield Day Service opening

Mansfield Day Service on Southwell Road West has reopened after a half a million pound makeover.

Flexible

The centre has been redecorated, its facilities upgraded and the layout altered to make the building more flexible for all the people who will use it.

The building, which is run by Nottinghamshire County Council, was previously used by people with learning disabilities and older people. After the refurbishment it will also be used by people who have mental health issues as well and people with physical disabilities could choose to attend.

Other features include an improved hairdressing and beauty facilities along with new toilets, showers and changing facilities.

Many of the changes have been based on suggestions from people who use the service and their carers. 

Community

The refurbished building will also be available for use by the wider community, with groups able to hire rooms for meetings and activities, when not in use by the day service.

The Woodland View bungalow on the site used for horticultural projects has also been revamped with a new toilet and kitchenette along with replacement floor coverings, new windows and general redecoration.

Councillor Kevin Rostance, Chairman of the County Council’s Adult Social Care and Health Committee, said: "With the pressure on budgets we've had to be resourceful and imaginative with our review of day service provision.  

"We are confident that the refurbishment of the Mansfield Day Service will make the building more modern and appealing for existing and new service users.

"The internal layout of the building has been redesigned to meet the needs of all the different groups who use it and we have responded to their feedback on the changes that they would like with many of the improvements."

The centre was the first purpose built day service building in the county when it opened its doors in 1964.  The centre was formerly known as the Red Oaks Day Service. 

Review

Nottinghamshire County Council decided to modernise day service provision following a countywide review. One conclusion from the review was that the day services were not making efficient use of buildings, which were operating at an average of just 39 percent of their capacity.

Following the programme of improvement works across the county, day services will operate from 14 multi-purpose buildings, including Mansfield Day Service. 

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