THE Sea View House Steering Committee was formalised at a meeting on Tuesday night and is looking to move quickly to ensure the future of a Supported Residential Service (SRS) in Portland.
The committee was formed at a public meeting on Monday night, where about 25 people indicated an interest in being on the committee.
On Tuesday the 25 interested people meet again and it was decided a smaller group of 11 people would form the steering committee and the rest would form a secondary group called the Friends of Sea View House.
George James has been elected to the chair the steering committee and will be supported by Glenda Carswell as vice chairwoman, Myra Bourke as secretary, and Beverly Caddell as treasurer.
The Friends of Sea View House group will be open to members of the community who want to assist in having a SRS operated out of Sea View House and also will assist the steering committee to filter information to the community.
Ms Bourke said the general consensus from the meeting was to have a community group operate the SRS in Sea View House rather than a private business operator.
She said the group would be writing to the Portland District Health board to ask how much PDH would ask in rent for the facility.
Read more in Friday’s edition of the Portland Observer.