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Disabled Services (Exmouth)

Volume 447: debated on Wednesday 7 June 2006

My petition follows on rather appropriately from the debate on volunteers and carers and concerns the Liberal Democrat administration at county hall in Devon, which has agreed to become a fully commissioning organisation. There is deep concern in East Devon about the quality of future provision and the time scale of these changes, and my petition is signed by more than 2,000 concerned local people.

The petition states:

The Petition of Jayne Stuart, Sheila Marsden, Trish Dye and Sue Bamsey, staff members of Danby House, Mudbank Lane, Exmouth, Devon, and of service users and stakeholders,

Declares that the petitioners oppose Devon County Council’s proposal to cease delivering specialist residential services to people with physical disabilities in Exmouth, Devon.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge the Government to work with Devon County Council to ensure the continuance of current services on the existing Danby House site in conjunction with newly developed respite/holiday accommodation for people with physical disabilities.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.

To lie upon the Table.