KIRKLEES Council is set to give the go-ahead to modernise facilities that cater for adults with learning disabilities.

The cabinet will discuss investment in Adult Social Care services of up to £3m to modernise facilities in Heckmondwike by changing existing services in the Mill Dale and Crescent Dale buildings.

It is hoped the changes would improve the availability of existing local places for day opportunities and help staff support more adults with complex and multiple learning and physical disabilities through high quality services.

Councillor Musarrat Khan, cabinet member for health and social care said: “Now is the time to further invest in our residents with learning disabilities, adults and children who will access support in the future, so they can be supported to live well and independently.

“Our plans to develop new facilities mean we can vacate outdated properties that currently incur high maintenance costs and in this national climate of financial pressures that can only be a good decision.

"I look forward to discussing the investment proposals that will mean cleaner, greener, fit for purpose and much needed modern facilities for adults with learning disabilities in Kirklees."

If approved, anticipated building works in Heckmondwike would take six months and be completed by summer 2024.