Kwinana couple despair at possible closure of Sunshine Care Services

ALEXANDER Heights mother Sue Meredith is concerned about the possible closure of a disability support service.

Her son Alex (27) uses respite care at Sunflower Care Services during the week while Ms Meredith works.

The service, which operates six residential properties in Marangaroo, Carabooda and Wanneroo for people with disabilities, has not had its contract renewed by the Disability Services Commission and is set to close by November 30.

“We cannot understand this decision to withdraw funding for such a successful |service that provides a home away from home for our children. I despair at the thought of Sunflower closing and what that will mean for Alex,” Ms Meredith said.

A Sunflower Care Services spokeswoman said more than 40 people who live at the centres and use the service’s respite care now faced an uncertain future, with limited accommodation options available.

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