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day centre

A facility in the UK run by social services, a healthcare organisation or a voluntary organisation, which provides care, mental stimulation and activities for individuals who need support during the day, and which also provides respite for the individual’s carer(s).
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Debra Lynch, 45, a wheelchair user from West Derby Village, who backs the closures, said emphasis should be put on encouraging independence, not dependence on carers and day centres.
REGARDING the closure of two out of the eight adult day centres for people with disabilities within the Redcar & Cleveland area, I am concerned that due consideration has not being given to the people who used these facilities or the carers of the users.
Sue Anderson, cabinet member for adults and communities, said people with learning disabilities were increasingly choosing not to use the council's day centres and to opt for private sector or voluntary provision instead.
Then they'll choose how it's spent - and if they would rather not go to day centres they can arrange to do something else.
Assessing the needs of those using the day centres is part of that improvement process.
Contract notice: Passenger transport services to and from day centres for elderly persons and disabled persons.
The vision of the day centres being run in the near future by social enterprises with the full participation of staff, carers and users has now been jeopardised.
Age UK Northumberland Day Centres are available in Alnwick, Amble, Berwick, Blyth, Morpeth and Seaton Sluice.
As well as providing accredited health and safety training and first aid cover for events, St John Ambulance Northumbria runs three day centres in the region at Shiremoor, Ashington and Berwick upon Tweed.
Day centres are vital for the health and wellbeing of the people and are often run by volunteers who are willing to give up their free time to help and attend them - real gems.
Two day centres for young adults with learning difficulties are in line for closure as part of a Birmingham City Council cost-cutting plan.