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Paul Burstow MP speech at the Dementia workshop

Paul Burstow MP speech at the Dementia workshop.

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence


Funding for care not reduced

By nick horner news reporter

FUNDING for respite care “will not be reduced”, allaying concerns of a support group for disabled children in Walsall which feared carers being pushed to breaking point.

Walsall Council has said despite grant cuts from central government of 12.9 per cent next year, funding for short breaks has not been affected.

Family Voice Walsall had raised concerns that any cuts to respite provision by the authority could give carers the stark choice between the constant stress of caring for their child full time or putting them in full-time residential care.

Costessey carer among the winners at award ceremony in Norwich

by Emma Knights
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
7:00 AM

A Costessey teenage carer who looks after his mum while also studying for his A-levels was among the young people honoured at an awards ceremony in Norwich.

Saul Watson, 17 and from Valley Road, won the education category of the Bernard Matthews Youth Awards held at OPEN last night and which were presented by Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton.

Helen said she was honoured to share the stage with the incredible and inspiring young people at the awards, and said she was absolutely blown away by the talent of the performers from The Garage in Norwich who entertained the audience with beat boxing, street dancing and more.

Saul, who goes to Ormiston Victory Academy, impressed the judges by his dedication to helping his mum Linda, who suffered a stroke in April 2002, and his determination to pursue his dreams of studying aeronautical engineering at university.