DAY services for adults with learning disabilities in Worcester, Evesham, Malvern and Droitwich will carry on - but a centre in Kidderminster may close.

Cost savings must be made from the learning disabilities day services budget, according to a report to the Conservative cabinet of Worcestershire County Council.

It recommends that 11 of the 12 separate centres in the county continue to operate, and try and find £600,000 savings, but that the Wyre Forest Connect centre, Kidderminster should close.

More than 200 people use the services throughout the county regularly, and there are 180 staff equalling 128 full-time roles.

According to the report, day centres have 'a financial sustainability gap' ranging from £30,000 for the Worcester Connect, in St Paul’s Street, to £109,000 for Evesham Connect in the town’s library.

The gap at the Wyre Forest Connect at the Swan Centre in Blackwell Street is £154,000 every year, and that the centre is unlikely to ever become financially sustainable because so few people use it.

The report says: “Wyre Forest Connect only has seven regular attendees, attending on average for two days per week."

However, the report adds: “Pre-consultation engagement work generated ideas and options for increasing usage, generating income and reducing costs to enable more efficient operation of the services.”

If the Wyre Forest centre is closed then it is expected to save between £100,000 - £200,000, with the rest coming from efficiencies at the remaining centres.

If the cabinet approves the report then a formal consultation about closing the Kidderminster centre will begin, and the Droitwich Connect centre, which was moved from Kingfields to the Wendron Centre last year will remain there permanently.

The cabinet meeting starts at 10am on Thursday 14 June at County Hall, Worcester.