Day centres to stay open

ADULT day centres in Boston have been saved from closure, after Lincolnshire County Council made a U-turn on plans to shut the valuable facilities.

Six centres in Boston were at risk of closure when the authority announced it was looking at moving services to the private sector, but these will now remain open.

This decision, which was made today, comes following a consultation period which received ‘unprecedented response’.

Lincolnshire County Council has made some changes to the running of the day centres, in that it will support existing staff and local groups and businesses to take on the sites.

Coun Graham Marsh, executive member for adult social care, said: “We said at the start that nothing was off the table and are now pleased to be pressing forward with plans to keep the buildings open, which users told us they wanted. Our next job is to ensure that they continue to provide the services that people want to use - and at the same high standards we expect.”

For more on this story see next week’s Boston Standard