Cross centre in Burnham-On-Sea set to close in December
British Red Cross has announced this week that its centre in Burnham-on-Sea
is to close in December.
Red Cross provides
short-term loans of wheelchairs and other equipment, including
backrests, bath seats and walking frames, to help people regain
their independence after an accident or illness.
the lease on its centre at 9 Victoria Court in Burnham, pictured,
will end on Friday 19th December as the building is no longer
suitable for the needs of the service.
Red Cross has this week thanked all its users, as well as its
team of dedicated volunteers, many of whom will now continue to
volunteer at the nearby Bridgwater and Taunton centres.
Miller, the organisation's independent living service manager,
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We would like to take this opportunity
to thank our service users and fantastic volunteers for supporting
the service over the years."
we will not have a permanent base in Burnham-On-Sea from the end
of the year people will still be able to access the service either
by visiting our centres in Taunton or Bridgwater, or by booking
equipment to be delivered to their home for a small fee."
added: "We would also be interested in hearing from other
organisations, including hospitals and health centres, which might
be able to offer us the use of a room on an occasional basis to
allow us to store equipment and hold appointments with members
of the public during which they can borrow equipment and return
it to us when they have finished with it. The room will need to
have disability access and parking facilities."
mobility aids centre at Victoria Court will remain open until
Friday 19th December and after that people can access the service
at Red Cross House in Taunton (TA2 6BD), tel 01823 273 746 or
the Red Cross centre in Salmon Parade, Bridgwater, TA6 5JT, Tel:
01278 451 797. To arrange for items to be delivered, call 01823
273746. Items cost £10 to deliver and £10 to collect.
There is no charge for borrowing items but the Red Cross invites
people to make a donation.