Liverpool council set to approve new adult social care ‘hubs’

THE latest phase of a £3.1m shake-up of adult social care in Liverpool is due to be approved today.

It will see the creation of two new community “super hubs” for vulnerable adults – the Lancaster Centre, in Walton, to serve the north of the city, and Speke Resource Centre, Parklands, to serve the south.

Work is already under way on a Central hub, with the £500,000 refurbishment of Lime Court day centre, in Kensington.

The city council said the changes represented the biggest transformation of adult social care in Liverpool for decades.

The new hubs will be open 12 hours a day, seven days a week.

There will also be three new round-the- clock centres created for the north, centre and south of the city, as part of the council’s overhaul of adult social care. The shake-up is due to be completed by 2013.