A New Vision for Older People's Day Services

Closed 1 Oct 2010

Opened 7 Jul 2010

Feedback updated 25 Jan 2011

We asked

What you thought of our proposals for older people's day services - particularly Belsize Court and Gaynesford Lodge

You said

You liked the vision and understood that the Council needed to make savings, but would prefer services to stay as they are

We did

We looked at new options suggested, re-checked vacancies and found a way for Gaynesford Lodge to potentially be run as a social enterprise

Results updated 23 Dec 2010

The recommendations made in the report to The Executive on 4th October 2010 were agreed (see link). It was also noted that the decision would not preclude a social enterprise being established by the staff at Gaynesford Lodge.




This consultation addresses proposed changes to older people's day services in the borough. It focuses on the four day centres for older people with high and complex needs, who meet the Council’s eligibility criteria. These are Cloverdale Court, Gaynesford Lodge, Cheam Priory and Belsize Court.

Why your views matter

We are proposing a new model of day services in the borough, and want your views on our proposed model and our specific recommendation to deliver the new service through three sites instead of four.

What happens next

This consultation will close on Friday 1st October, we will then report the outcome of the consultation to the Council’s Executive and a final decision taken on the recommendation to close Belsize Court Day Centre.


  • Belmont
  • Carshalton Central
  • Cheam
  • Stonecot
  • Sutton Central
  • Sutton North
  • Sutton South
  • The Wrythe
  • Wallington North
  • Wallington South


  • Citizens panel
  • Community groups / organisations
  • Faith groups
  • Staff
  • Voluntary groups / organisations
  • All residents
  • Asylum seekers and refugees
  • Black and minority ethnic people
  • Carers
  • Councillors / MPs / MEPs
  • Expert stakeholders
  • Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people
  • General public
  • Gypsies / travelers
  • Internet users
  • Men
  • Non-users of services
  • Older people
  • Parents, carers and guardians
  • Patients
  • People with disabilities
  • People with learning difficulties
  • Service users
  • Stakeholders
  • Women


  • Older people's issues
  • Well-being
  • Council jobs
  • Democracy and participation
  • Resident satisfaction
  • Spending
  • Carers support
  • Disability
  • General health
  • Health services and facilities
  • Mental health
  • Social services and social care