A charity which has helped hundreds of people with neurological conditions is set to close.
The charity was set up in 2005 to help people suffering from Parkinson’s disease, strokes, multiple sclerosis and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Run by four paid staff and 30 volunteers, the centre provided help and support for patients, carers and families.
The centre, which provided a drop-in service, also offered activities and complementary therapies such as tai chi, yoga, reflexology, reiki and aromatherapy.
The directors have appointed insolvency practitioner Charles Brook, of Brook Business Recovery in Huddersfield, to wind up the company.
A creditors’ meeting has been arranged for October 8 at 11am at the centre after which the charity could be liquidated.
It is understood creditors will be paid but the four members of staff face redundancy.
Mr Brook said the charity had lost funding from Kirklees Council after being unable to fulfil the requirements of the contract.
“The reason for the insolvency is that, unfortunately, the business is just not viable,” he said. “In this case there is really no one to blame.
“The funding had been agreed with Kirklees but that was subject to certain criteria. Unfortunately the charity was unable to recruit or retain staff with the necessary skill set and that funding was lost.
“The NHS also provided funding for a specific project but the charity encountered the same problem with staff recruitment and retention so that money has never been spent but cannot be used elsewhere.”
Mr Brook said the company had a small number of creditors but he hoped “most will get a significant amount” of what they are owed.
“The directors have had a reality check and this was a sensible decision to take,” he added.
“There will be an awful lot of sadness because this charity has delivered good service, creating a lot of friendships and positive input into the community.”
Mr Brook said the centre remained open but was winding down.
“To all intents and purposes the centre ceased trading on Friday but there is still the opportunity for people to drop in and talk to friends or staff.
“It is not a case of the doors being shut and a notice going up. We are managing a soft landing for members who have relied on these services.”
A spokesman for Kirklees Council said: “We are always disappointed to hear of any organisation which is unable to continue to provide services for the local community.
“The Nerve Centre in the past received some grant support but they are not currently in receipt of any funding from the council of this kind.”