Decision made with care, says Director
Continuing to provide a day care service for the elderly within the allocated budget was too costly, according to the director of Age Isle of Man.
Helen Southworth says that despite the care being a 'vital service', the charity could not afford to renew their long-standing government contract this time around.
Day care provision for older people has now been moved 'in-house' by the Department of Health and Social Care, after no bidders in its latest tender process were able to run the service within the allocated budget.
Ms Southworth says AIOM's decision was made carefully: