Well... now that we've had the meeting I think it's definitely time to consolidate our assets and meet as one group to discuss the way forward and join forces.
As far as I can surmise, the council have contravened the Assembly's guidance on Care home closures which is to do with consultation, namely the fact that they haven't discussed this with family, residents or staff properly.
Maybe this is why we can wave goodbye to Mr Schloss....sloth...shloss...Slosss? As those of us who were at the meeting last night heard, he was not overly keen on answering quite why the council had discussed the closure of Garreglwyd last November, yet kept banging on about it only being a topic for the last three weeks.
John Chorlton should maybe avoid a career with the Samaritans with the positive spin he put on the council's finances! What I didn't get though, is how after we were told to keep questions on topic, how Mr C went on to compare our situation to that of Middlesborough?
Hmm, not the best example to set, or relevant I feel.
Does anyone on here know the leading figures at all? We definitely need to work as a unit now, and as has been mentioned, work towards one petition. Or just use whichever has the most signatures?
There is scope for having a table at the market, maybe the car boots and Tesco's etc to raise more awareness and get more signatures. The online petition has spanned the globe now and is ticking over nicely towards 600 on its own. I know it's not a huge number, but it all helps eh?
Sorry if I've had a bit of a rant, I've been up all night sorting out some work for a client and relentless tends to make me a bit hyper!
Anything I can help with or do, just let me know!
I'll go through the points another poster suggested from the posted pdf when I have time.
This might be handy? http://wales.gov.uk/docs/dhss/publications/090521escconcernsguidanceen.pdf