West Dorset: Bombshell adult care fees

NEW charges coming in July for day-care centres have shocked and angered families who use them in Bridport.

The fees, of up to £22.41 a session, will affect the elderly and adults with learning disabilities attending Dorset County Council day centres.

The services are currently free.

Carole and Terence Harper have been told their 38-year-old handicapped daughter Karen will have to pay £22.41 at the adult centre in Flood Lane, Bridport – with transport and meals not included.

Karen has a rare genetic condition which means she is nearly blind, has scoliosis of the spine and a mental age of 12.

Karen lives in her own house with carers but goes to the centre five days a week.

Mr Harper said councillors should be ashamed of targeting the most vulnerable in society.

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2 Responses to “West Dorset: Bombshell adult care fees”

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  2. Audrey O'Keefe Says:

    same as Liverpool – not a place to be if your disabled (LD) or elderly

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