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The Grange Day Centre SY1

Location: UK » Wales » SY

The Grange Day Centre is the only provision specifically for adults with physical disabilities in Shropshire. It is being closed after 25 years and the service users and their families are devastated. The closure was announced before the consultation had been completed.

Shropshire council have agreed the following savings to adult social care: outsourcing the sensory impairment service (£80,000), disposing of the multi-sensory vehicle (£40,000), reducing mental health day centre provision (£245,000), restructuring administrative support (£248,000), restructuring assessment and care management (£450,000) and introducing day centre charges (£100,000).

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Our day centre is literally a lifeline. It’s being closed.

The Grange Day Centre is a place where physically disabled adults between the age of 18 and 60 can learn vital life skills, socialise and get support with health needs such as strokes and epilepsy. It’s crucial for the service users and vital respite for their carers.

Service users access physiotherapists, occupational therapists and dedicated staff ensuring that they achieve progress against their needs assessment.

This in turn promotes…

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Posted by: Nicky Clark at 1:03pm on 1 March 2011

Why pick on people like us?

Why pick on people like us?

They’re giving the impression in the papers that everything’s been sorted with the disabled group - that people have made the choice to go to other places - but they haven’t.

They haven’t offered me an alternative place. At the end of the day - what else are we to do? Sit at home, staring at the four walls?

We have nothing anyway. Why pick on people like us - we have our friendships now and we want to be able to continue with all our…

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Posted by: Grange Users at 11:48am on 24 August 2012

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