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THEY DID IT! LUDLOW ROAD RESPITE UNIT IN KIDDERMINSTER SAVED FROM AXE FOR NOW – BUT LONG TERM FUTURE STILL UNCERTAIN

A much-criticised plan to close a short break respite unit for severely disabled children in Kidderminster has been dropped for now after an impassioned campaign by tigerish parents and their supporters. The overnight short breaks unit in Ludlow Road will now stay open until at least next year, subject to confirmation

WYRE FOREST DAY SERVICE FOR ADULTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES LIKELY TO CLOSE IN COST-SAVING COUNTY REVIEW

Wyre Forest's Connect day service for adults with learning disabilities look likely to be axed as part of a county-wide review. The service, based in Blackwell Street, Kidderminster, has been earmarked for closure in proposals drawn up by Worcestershire County Council's adult services team. The proposal is now going to be

EXCLUSIVE: POLICE APPEAL FOR COMMUNITY HELP TO ROOT OUT RUTHLESS HEROIN & CRACK COCAINE OPERATIONS IN KIDDERMINSTER, STOURPORT, REDDITCH, BROMSGROVE

Ruthless city drug dealers who exploit vulnerable users and children are spreading their heroin and crack cocaine distribution lines across north Worcestershire. Towns across Wyre Forest, Redditch and Bromsgrove are being caught up in the web of so-called ‘county lines’ drug operations, run by dealers based in Birmingham, Liverpool, Bristol and

CONSULTATION OVER WORCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL CLOSURE PLAN FOR LUDLOW ROAD SHORT BREAKS UNIT FOR DISABLED CHILDREN CONDEMNED AS “HAPHAZARD, INCONSISTENT, CONFUSED”

A damning report has today described consultation around county council proposals to close a vital short breaks unit for disabled children in Kidderminster as "haphazard, confused and inconsistent." The report also expresses "sadness" that the process may have added to the distress of vulnerable families. It calls for a major review of

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