Adults with disabilities call on Kirklees councillors to save their services
STOP being silly and keep our services!
That was the message today from adults with disabilities who fear vital services to help them could be cut.
David Marshall and Diane Brooke both attend Highfields Day Centre and are among thousands of adults who need social care.
Around 10,000 Kirklees families or affected organisations have been sent questionnaires asking them what the impact would be if funding was to stop for services such as day care.
So the duo leapt into action and started a petition entitled ‘Save Our Services at Highfields – this is a petition to keep our day services open for everyone’.
In just one day they got more than 100 signatures.
David, 34, and Diane, 47, both rely on social care funding from Kirklees Council to fund the day care services and respite services.
Both pay £10.90 a day for transport to and from the Edgerton centre, for lunch and to access the services. They have to pay for extras like going swimming and on trips.
The cost increased last summer from £6.20 and both worry that if their funding gets cut, they’ll have to stop at home instead.