Nottingham

Worksop's Eastgate centre's £1.9m improvements

Work has begun on a £1.9m revamp of a day care centre in Nottinghamshire.

The improvements at the Eastgate Day Services Centre in Worksop will see a sensory room added along with therapy and activity rooms.

A cafe and dining area will be added to the centre on Albion Close and the garden will also be landscaped.

It is now used by disabled people but it will also serve older people and those with learning difficulties after the work is completed.

The renovations are part of the county council's £6m modernisation of day care buildings.

Community groups will also be able to use the refurbished building for meetings and activities.

It is due to reopen in the autumn.

Councillor Kevin Rostance, cabinet member for adult social care and health, said: "The county council's investment in Eastgate will make a huge difference for users and is the biggest in our countywide upgrade of day services buildings.

"With the pressure on budgets we've had to be resourceful and imaginative with our review of day service provision.

"However when all the improvements have been made and everyone is settled at their new look venue, I am confident we will provide a better, more modern service in more welcoming surroundings."

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