Council leader donates funds to local day care centre

Users of a district care centre, that provides respite day care for the elderly, have received a welcome donation from the leader of Malvern Hills District Council.

Cllr Phil Grove has donated £500 from his ward members budget – money given to councillors to support projects in their area – to Kyrebrook Daycare Centre in Tenbury Wells.

The money will be used to help create a new disabled toilet more suitable for the needs of the centre's users.

Ria Baxter, from Kyrebrook Daycare Centre, said: "We are delighted and grateful with the generous donation, which has been put towards the new toilet facility in the centre. These facilities are vital as the existing single disabled toilet was insufficient for the number of clients we have.

"The majority of our clients are elderly, and need assistance. Naturally, they are much slower than younger people, so the additional toilet also ensures that we don't have people waiting.

"Following the closure of nearby Brookside Day Centre, we will also be offering places to an additional 22 clients, and will be opening our centre five days a week."

Cllr Grove added: "Kyrebrook is a not-for-profit company and they provide vital services to the elderly, carers and families. All the staff and carers offer such amazing care and hard work and I am thrilled to be able to have the opportunity to support the centre with their expanding facilities."

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