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DALLAM Day Centre set to close its doors for final time.
8:00am Monday 20th August 2012 in News
DALLAM Day Centre is set to close its doors for the final time.
Councillors have approved plans to change the way specialist day services are run to create more community based sessions closer to residents homes.
But those changes mean there is no more room for the work being done at Dallam Day Centre, on Back Dallam Lane.
The closure would save £200,000 a year.
Clr Pat Wright (LAB – Bewsey and Whitecross), executive board member for health, wellbeing and adult services, said: “Services changed to offer greater choice and flexibility and committed them to be tailored to more individual needs in smaller groups in the community.
“There is no requirement for Dallam Day centre and it is deemed surplus.”
The centre, which has been offering specialist care for residents with a wide range of care issues, currently has 45 users.
Warrington Borough Council ’s executive, on Monday, board was also told that with the opening of Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub it could offer space for small groups.
Clr Colin Froggatt (LAB – Poulton South) added: “It has served it’s purpose and it’s done very well but times have changes and services are developed in different ways.
“It’s sad to see a community building closing but it’s also good to see people are going to receive more localised services.
“We know it is going to be for the better of changed services.”
Dallam Day Centre will be the third day centre to be closed by the council in five years, following those in Orford and Penketh.
As part of the changes to day care provision Gorse Covert Day Centre will get £300,000 to develop specialist care for people with complex needs.
Users of Dallam Day Centre will be contacted with care moving to Gorse Covert Day Centre or to community based centres before it closes at the end of the year.