Plans being considered to reopen rehabilitation centre

ELIN Jones AM has welcomed the news that two charities have made proposals to the Welsh Government to reopen the Rhoserchan drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre.

The centre, located east of Penrhyn-coch, was closed in April following financial problems. But the charities Kaleidoscope and CAIS have submitted business plans to the Welsh Health Minister with a view to accepting patients there again.

Ceredigion Plaid Cymru AM Elin Jones said,

“The news that two charities are interested in reopening Rhoserchan is a very positive development. There’s still work to do to make this a reality, but there’s a clear need for more of this kind of facility in Wales.

“I’ve long taken a close interest in Rhoserchan’s work, and it was a travesty that it had to close in April 2013. The staff there did excellent work in supporting people suffering from addiction, and the facilities are very good following the £550,000 European grant awarded to develop the new site in 2007.

“The two charities involved are experienced in the field. I very much hope that we can see progress in the new year towards admitting patients once again to Rhoserchan.”

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