Care groups get reprieve

Calder Valley Club, Mytholmroyd.

Calder Valley Club, Mytholmroyd.

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CHARITIES that look after adults with disabilities have been given more time to fight for their future.

In January, Calder- dale Council announced three charities would have to reapply for their funding.

Scope, Calder Valley Club and Heath Stroke Club all submitted bids.

The closing date for the second stage of applications was this week.

Their contracts were due to run out on May 31 but they have now been told they have been extended until December 31.

The decision was to make sure the most appropriate providers could be found.

Director of adult health and social care Jonathan Phillips said: “The council priority must be to ensure the services they need are of the highest quality.

“At a time of budget cuts, the council has maintained funding for these vital services.”

The council say they expect a new provider to be chosen before the end of the year.