Southampton Council

Election results for 2019

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Most Recent

Respite cuts prompt 'largest' complaint

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Protesters outside Southampton Civic Centre
LDRS

A group complaint to Southampton City Council over respite care cuts is the largest received by the authority in 20 years, a meeting has heard.

Southampton City Council has already said it would compensate carers for "avoidable distress" caused by the closure of Kentish Road Respite Centre.

But at a special meeting on Tuesday, campaigners demanded answers about how the decision to close the centre was taken.

The extraordinary governance meeting at the civic centre on Tuesday follows an investigation by a local government ombudsman which found families' needs had not been properly assessed.

The council said an independent review of its adult care system was under way, the Local Democracy Reporting Service reported.

'Good result' for Labour in Southampton

Southampton Test MP Alan Whitehead said he was pleased after Labour retained control of the city council and gained two seats overall from opposition parties in the city.

“In some of those areas which had been going away from us, we shored that up and kept the vote solid and that’s what led to the overall good result. That was a strategy that was persued and it was a strategy that worked," he said.

Alan Whitehead
BBC