"Dinners could have a bit more variety"

About: New Cumnock Day Care

(as a service user),

I love coming to the day centre. I was never out before as I can’t walk much distance. The bus comes for me and takes me home and I get the company at the centre for a wee while.

The lassies are very attentive, kind and helpful. Anything you need they’ll get it for you.

I think the dinners could have a bit more variety – I would like more food like we’re used to. I’ve never eaten pizza or spaghetti bolognese before. I don’t want to complain about it, the meals are good enough for people that like that food, it just doesn’t suit me.

It’s challenging getting out on other days. To get to a doctor’s appointment I need to pay for a taxi to get there and back. My son has a car and takes me to the shops every once in a while and I have a wheelchair I can use for this. I can’t go out in my wheelchair normally though as my husband is not fit enough to push me.

I'm quite content sitting in the house but I like to get out sometimes.

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Response from Marie Gavienas, Team Manager (Social Care Services), Community Care - South Locality, East Ayrshire Health & Social Care Partnership

Dear cmnck

Thank you very much for the comments you gave about your experience using New Cumnock Day Centre. I'm pleased to note that you find the staff who work there attentive, kind and helpful. I'm glad that you enjoy the company. It is nice to get out of the house and into the company of others. I agree it is very handy when the transport is available.

I also note from your comments that some of the meal choices are not always suitable. I plan to pass your comments onto the Day Care Co-ordinator who will have a chat with the Catering Manager to see if we can introduce more variety onto the menu.

Yours sincerely, Marie

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