THE BUILDING which housed Bromsgrove’s Life After Stroke Centre (LASC) has now been put up for sale.
The Standard was contacted regarding the premises after a resident noticed the board go up.
We contacted the Stroke Association, which ran the centre, and a spokesperson told us the decision was taken following a trustee board meeting.
“From the start of this process, we have strived to take a highly considered approach when considering the future of the site in Bromsgrove, that ensures we are prioritising the needs of the stroke community we serve.”
We reported earlier this year, that the face-to-face activities programme offered at the LASC would be ending at the end of March.
The spokesperson added only one per cent of the stroke community in the area was using the centre for these activities.
“We therefore took the decision to cease activities at the centre and make better use of our resources.
“However, due to the ongoing running costs and factoring in how few service users and members of staff actually use the centre, we have decided that it is no longer sustainable to continue operating there.
“This decision has not been taken lightly and several other options for the site have been carefully considered.
“However, we are confident that this is the correct decision for our charity to be able to better support stroke survivors, their families and carers as they rebuild their lives after stroke.”
He thanked everyone who visited and used the Life After Stroke Centre since it was launched in 2012.
“From clubs and groups, to volunteers, staff members and local politicians, we are so grateful for everything you have done to support our work at the centre and in the wider community.”