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Camborne Town Council to investigate funding for at threat Donald Thomas daycare centre

By WBJLock  |  Posted: December 08, 2013

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CAMBORNE Town Council are to investigate whether they can financially support an elderly day care centre that could be in danger of closing.

Councillors discussed options for the Donald Thomas daycare centre in the town, which looks after up to 50 elderly people a week, at a town council meeting on Thursday.

Cllr Robert Webber said the centre will fall into difficulty when Cornwall Council withdraws its funding from daycare centres in April.

Cllr Webber, who is a trustee of the daycare centre, said it is run by one full-time manager and seven members of staff at a cost of £2,000 a month.

Cllr Stuart Ogers said: “This is, I think, a vital service to the local community.”

Cllr Colin Godolphin warned the council that if this is passed it could set a precedent for the council to bail out organisations.

He added: “I know it is important, but it is another thing Cornwall Council are washing their hands with.”

Cllr Webber said other parish councils have been contacted to see if they would put up funds because the centre is used by the wider public.

The council agreed to agenda the item for the budget and development committee to see what support can be given.

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