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Resource Centres back open again this week

Published Tuesday, 1st December 2020

Resource Centres for adults with learning disabilities in Worcestershire will reopen again from Wednesday (2nd) following the end of lockdown.

Support has been available for those who need it the most during both periods of lockdown but the centres themselves had to close following Government guidance and to keep vulnerable people safe.

The three centres in Bromsgrove, Worcester and Pershore are all Covid secure and were risk assessed when they reopened for the first time in October following the first national lockdown.

Councillor Adrian Hardman, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, said: “We had the go-ahead last week to reopen our Resource Centres following the Government announcement on tiers.

“Like last time, a lot of work has been going on behind the scenes to ensure our centres are ready for when people return.

“These facilities are well used and I know people will be keen for them to reopen again as they provide such a beneficial service in the community.”

Whilst centres have been closed, staff have continued to stay in touch with individuals, providing welfare checks, collecting shopping if needed and supporting people to get out in the community.

The County Council currently provides a variety of day services for around 207 individuals.

These are delivered from four centres for adults with complex needs. Sadly, Wyre Forest Resource Centre has had to remain closed due to recent flooding damage so repair work is ongoing.

Resource Centres operate Monday to Friday and provide a variety of building-based activities for people including support with personal care, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language support, behaviour support and psychology support.