A DAY service for vulnerable adults in Wyre Forest is set to close in a bid to save money by the county council.

Worcestershire County Council's cabinet members will be asked to approve plans to shut down the Wyre Forest Connect learning disability day service, based at the Swan Centre, at a meeting next week.

The service is currently used by five people, who will be transferred to other support centres in Wyre Forest when the Blackwell Street service closes next April.

Cllr Adrian Hardman, cabinet member with responsibility for adult social care, said: "We know that over the years this service has been well used by vulnerable adults and their carers.

"But with only five people using the service now on a regular basis, it's not proving good value for money for the County Council. Also, there is lots of alternative provision available in the area that can better meet people's needs."

From January to April 2018, a large-scale engagement exercise on all of Worcestershire's day services was carried out with service users, families, carers, staff and other stakeholders to explore options for the future delivery of the services.

Cabinet received a report in June 2018, which stated that Wyre Forest Connect had a financial sustainability gap of £154,000 a year, and was unlikely to ever become financially sustainable.

It went on to say that closing the centre would save the council between £100,000 and £200,000.