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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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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.
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.
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).