IT’S VICTORY AS ‘LIFELINE’ NETHERWOOD DAY CENTRE ESCAPES AXE

A VISIONARY centre built to meet the needs of confused and critically ill dementia patients has been saved from closure after Town Hall chiefs caved in to mounting pressure from carers, celebrities and the New Journal.

Councillors said in February that Netherwood Day Centre in West Hampstead would “definitely close”.

But, in a dramatic U-turn on Tuesday, Camden Council’s top brass said it would stay open “for at least two or three years” while plans to build a purpose-built dementia care “super-centre” in Kentish Town are considered.

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