Labour parish councillor Laurence Murphy, the chair of Stockton Heath Parish Council, says closure of the day centre
would leave him "very disappointed".
Heather Osborne, chief executive of Age UK, Shropshire Telford & Wrekin, said: "Our day centres
can be a lifeline for many older people, especially those who live in relative isolation.
Teams from each of the nine day centres
have been working with the council and the Integration Joint Board to agree a set of "outcomes" for people attending the facilities.
Councillor Larraine Jones, of Ystrad ward where the Brynnar Jones Day Centre
is located, also expressed her disappointment.
Cabinet members backed a proposal to close day centres
in Gelli, Maerdy and Williamstown because of concerns over the increasing costs of running them and the low numbers of people using them.
Plans for showroom and cafe on site of former RCT day centre
The day centre
also received National Lottery funding in January through the'Awards for All'scheme, allowing the team to undertake a feasibility study which they expect to complete in April.
The 'interim relief' means that the council cannot reduce services it offers at the Fairway Day Centre
or redeploy staff or make them redundant in the meantime.
Kings Norton day centre
closure put on hold after challenge
Mary Rogers (left), Carers Trust volunteer with day centre
client Jasmine Kirui and Kate Lamb, FTPE com-|munity and business improvement manager CHRISROGERSPHOTOGRAPHY
Vikki Thompson, business manager at Lynemouth Day Centre
, said: "Many of our clients are elderly or have dementia and physical disabilities so they rely on us not just for the services we offer but also for transport between home and day centre
I WOULD like to add to S Tranter's letter regarding the closure of Risen Christ Day Centre
(Letters, Jan 18).