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Why pick on people like us?

Location: UK » Wales » SY
Testimony relates to: The Grange Day Centre, SY1
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 friendships. We don’t want to lose those friendships.

[Statements by users of The Grange Daycentre in Shropshire – an adapted and staffed community hall and club used by people with severe physical disabilities. People went to The Grange for lunch, social events, to use the centre’s computers and to take part in community projects. It was first threatened with closure in December 2010.]

See: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/jul/06/day-centre-sally-bercow

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