Hereford & Worcester

Worcestershire disability day services could stop

Day services for adults with learning disabilities may stop at four centres in south Worcestershire.

The county council proposes to leave Kingfield's Centre in Droitwich, Malvern Social Education Centre (SEC) and Evesham Day Centre.

The authority also plans to stop the same services at Station Road, Pershore, though respite services will continue there.

The moves could help make £300,000 savings, the council says.

'Significant investment'

If changes were approved, other centres would instead be used in the south of the county.

The plans follow a consultation with 119 service users and 187 family carers between 20 September and 13 December.

The council said Kingfield's Centre and Evesham Day Centre were in out-of-town locations so services would be better located more centrally.

It added the Malvern SEC needed "significant investment to upgrade".

The proposal is due to be discussed next Thursday.

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