Girtrell Court – All is Not Rosy!

Having recently received many concerns about the transition from Girtrell Court to the alternative provision, the latest concerning staff I have found it necessary to email the Director of Adult Social Care yet again.   My latest email to him is reproduced below.


From: “Blakeley, Chris \(Councillor\)” <>
Date: 25 September 2016 at 12:49:42 BST
To: <>
Cc: “Surjit Tour” <>, <>, “Steve Williams” <>, “Bruce Berry” <>, “Jeff Green” <>, “Lesley Rennie” <>
Subject: Girtrell Court

Dear Director

In the last couple of weeks I have raised concerns with you regarding Girtrell Court users, timescales for the transition to the alternative provision, and the contract with Sanctuary.

You have of course responded to all of those concerns, indicating that everything in the garden is rosy, and everybody is relatively happy with progress.

Well today I have been contacted by staff members of Girtrell Court who have raised their concerns with me. Please see message below:

Hi Chris all the staff at Girtrell are wondering if you have any idea what the council’s intentions are regarding the staff. as we have heard that we are being forced to be tupe over to the new provider and will not be able to take EVR. as you can imagine the morale is very low and feel we are left in the dark with rumours flying around.

Given the compilation of concerns in the recent weeks about the transition from Girtrell Court to Tollemache Road I would ask you to personally ‘Get a Grip’ of this situation, as it would appear the officers who are leading on this matter, are perhaps not keeping you fully informed of the situation, which in turn is leading to all the unrest with users and staff.

I look forward to your response.

Councillor Chris Blakeley
Moreton West and Saughall Massie Ward
Wirral Borough Council