DAY SERVICE FOR PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES TO SHUT

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A day service for people with learning disabilities in Aberystwyth will close next month after a decline in numbers left it “no longer financially viable”.

Cambrian News reported “The charity Livability, said it had made the “difficult decision” to close the day service after “careful consideration”.

Livability said that the day service, based in Llanbadarn, is used primarily by people who live in its residential care services – and those services will not be affected by the closure.

Four people who use the day service do not live in residential care with Livability, and the charity is working with Ceredigion County Council to find alternative arrangements.

A Livability spokesperson said: “The decision has been made as the service is no longer financially viable. As a charity Livability has a responsibility to manage its finances carefully, to ensure its future in the community of Aberystwyth where we currently provide services via three residential care homes, in addition to the day service.

“The contributing factors that led to this are that no new people have accessed the service recently – the service has seen a decline in numbers over the years.

“The day service is based at Mansion House, and the building needs significant, costly, maintenance work to ensure the service is comfortable and safe for those supported on-site in the future.

“The day service supports a group of 13 people weekly who have been diagnosed with a learning disability.

“The majority of the people that use the day service are residents at Livability’s services on the Plas Lluest site which include: Livability Oakview, Livability Brodawel and Livability Hafan y Coed. “The service has a staff team of four people.

“We will continue to provide residential care services and these services will be unaffected by the day service closure” here

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