Learning disability support improvements

A MULTI-MILLION pound investment in care and support services for people with learning disabilities has been proposed by North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC).

Day centres and respite care provision in key locations across the county will benefit from a £7.7m programme of work drawn up by the council’s Health and Adult Services directorate and approved by members of the authority’s executive on 26 July.

County coun Clare Wood, executive member for health and adult services, said: “This is a major investment which demonstrates our total commitment to supporting the most vulnerable people in our society.

“Despite the extremely difficult financial constraints under which we are operating, we believe that this work is essential, not only to improve the general level of care and support, but also to create a service which provides consistently high standards in every part of this very large county.”

The council will spend £2.4m in Scarborough to redevelop the Elder Street resource and replace Scarborough Training Centre and Burnside facilities.