PARENTS and carers fighting to save three threatened day care centres will be told on Monday which one Wirral council wants to close.
Wirral Council's director of adult social services Graham Hodkinson will visit the threatened centres in Moreton, Heswall and Eastham to announce the council's "preferred option" for closure.
The decision to shut one of the centres, for adults with learning and physical difficulties, was agreed last week when councillors met to set Wirral Council's budget.
Campaigners said they had not been told why Mr Hodkinson was visiting the centres and had assumed it was to announce the start of a 12-week consultation process to decide which would shut.
Parents and carers have been invited to Moreton day centre at 9.30am on Monday, followed by a meeting at Heswall day centre at noon.
Graham Hodkinson, Wirral Council's director of adult social care, said: "On Monday we will be announcing the preferred officer option for closure at a series of consultation meetings for users, carers and staff at Moreton, Heswall and Eastham day centres.
"The consultation on the preferred option will then continue until June 5."
More than 15,000 people have signed a petition calling for the day centres to stay open but Cllr Phil Davies, leader of Wirral Council, said the number of people attending them had “dropped considerably” in the last five years.
He said no day centre would close before the three-month consultation and it would "give every service user and their families a chance to put alternative proposals to us".
Campaigners have urged the council to give them more time to look at alternatives, including setting up a social enterprise to run the centres.