Day centres could close as part of £4.2 million savings plan

FOUR centres for people with learning difficulties could be closed, under a £4.2 million savings package being considered by council bosses.

Oaks Day Centre in Wath and Addison Day Centre at Maltby are under threat as well as two respite units — Treefields at Wingfield and Quarryhill in Wath.

Rotherham Borough Council says the traditional services do not offer enough independence for those with learning disabilities and autism.

The authority wants to see more customers using direct payments to set up their own activities.

Read on… http://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/view,day-centres-could-close-as-part-of-42-million-savings-plan_23047.htm

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