Users back day centre campaign

Amy Crisp, left, presents the coupons to Mercury editor Eileen Green

Amy Crisp, left, presents the coupons to Mercury editor Eileen Green

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SCORES of care users are backing our campaign to save day centre services in Stamford and Bourne.

Lincolnshire County Council wants to move adult social care users to the personal budget scheme, which lets them decide where to spend their publicly-funded care grant instead of the council providing care for them.

But it also wants to close the Stamford and Bourne Learning Disability Services, in Abbey Road, Bourne, and the Stamford Day Centre, in Ryhall Road, Stamford, to save money.

This week Amy Crisp, who runs the Christ Church Day Centre in Green Lane, Stamford, brought in 50 coupons calling on the council to drop its plans.

She said: “I have been getting an influx of phone calls from family members about their relatives not having anywhere to go.

“Some of our users go to the Stamford Day Centre and are very upset about it. They think it is a valued service and shouldn’t be closed down.

“We are full to capacity and couldn’t take on any more people. It’s a crying shame they can’t keep this open for the elderly who have nothing else.

“We told staff at the Stamford Day Centre we would get as many coupons signed as we could because ultimately we want that day centre to stay open.”