COUNCIL BUDGET: No plans to close day care service

Swindon Advertiser ran an article about the possible impact of budget cuts on the provision of day care services in the borough, and the One Step Ahead centre at South Marston Industrial estate.

CAMPAIGNERS fighting for the One Step Ahead centre to be kept open received a round of applause when a petition was presented to the council.

Lesley Hassett, whose daughter has used One Step Ahead for many years, has collected 2,400 signatures from people.

One Step Ahead is a day centre for adults with learning difficulties in South Marston.

He told last night’s meeting: “Most of the people were aghast that the council could even consider closing such as vital facility.

He described it as a ‘home from home’ for people who used the service and added that it was a ‘life line‘ for carers by giving them vital respite.

We already accept more than our fair share of pain. To close One Step Ahead would be disastrous to the service users and carers.

The full article can be found here.

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