Wirral Council is proposing cuts of over £100 million. This includes closing a number of Day Centre's for people with Learning and/or Physical Disabilities. They also propose to reduce the options for Council Residential Care (Sylvandale &Girtrell Court) for people with Learning Disabilities. All remaining Day Services face privatisation, via transfer to social enterprise (similar in other areas are struggling). By reducing staff terms and conditions they undermine a skilled, stable and dedicated group of staff.
The Day Centre's under threat are Cambridge Road, Eastham, Heswall Highcroft, Moreton, and Pensby Wood.
These offer a vital service and the changes will have a significant and detrimental impact upon people who use these services and their carer's. We call upon the Council to: *Keep all Day Centre's open *For a fully resourced Day Service *No reduction in residential services *No privatisation of Day Services *No reduction in staff terms and conditions