Council steps in to cover axed services

People with learning difficulties whose independently run resource
centre closed last week will still be able to access services after
Inverclyde Council intervened.

Advocacy workers and staff feared the 10 clients of the Impact
Project would be left without supervised day care services after a
final effort to prevent the centre’s closure failed.

During the past 15 years the project has helped people with
learning difficulties to develop employment skills. Throughout that
time it was managed by the Inverclyde Community Development

It said it had been forced to axe the project because council
grants were insufficient to provide a quality service. But the
council, which covers the Greenock area west of Glasgow, has now
agreed to offer the same services from the nearby Acorn Outreach
project until it has profiled individual clients’ needs and found
them longer term placements.

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