THE WOMAN behind the closure of three day centres in Hounslow has left the council as part of a management shake-up.
As director of community services, Mimi Konigsberg oversaw the closure of Bedfont and Chiswick day centres for older people, and Heston’s Acorn Centre, for people with learning disabilities, last year.
She has decided to leave Hounslow Council amid restructuring of its management.
The council is cutting the number of directors from four to three as well as cutting assistant director posts to cut costs.
Staff are being consulted about the changes, in which responsibility for children’s and adults’ services will come under one director.
Council leader Jagdish Sharma said: “Mimi’s commitment to improving the lives of Hounslow residents, especially some of our most vulnerable residents, has always been outstanding. She has always put service users at the centre of her work and has involved all our key stakeholders to deliver the highest standards of service to residents.”
The new director of children’s and adults’ services is due to be announced soon.