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Lyme Regis: Day services could face axe
10:30am Thursday 14th June 2012 in Lyme Regis
DAY services in Lyme Regis could be cut by £2,600, according to the latest county council plans.
The cuts in staff costs would also see £2,200 go from Beaminster and the Fisherman’s Arms day centre in Bridport lose staff costing £12,500. The figures came at a meeting of Bridport Town Council’s environment and social wellbeing committee.
A report from Dorset County Council says that staff reduction would be “through deletion of current vacant hours and reconfiguration of staff to make the service more viable.”
The county has decided to pursue a partnership scheme to achieve the cost savings in day and vocational care which it says “will be made possible by greater community involvement and better use of the facilities by all sectors of the community. This option required managers to identify cost savings, but with minimal impact to service users, carers and staff”.
A public meeting is being held at the St John Ambulance Hall in Bridport on Tuesday, July 17 from 7pm to 8.15pm.