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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.

Don’t cut Care

On 1st March at 10.30am West Sussex County Council Adults’ Services Select Committee will be meeting to discuss, amongst other things, changes to the eligibility criteria for social care.
People with learning difficulties speak out.


Carers of disabled lose respite due to lack of funding

Carers of disabled lose respite due to lack of funding

The mother of a disabled teenager has hit out a decision to stop funding to an out of school club in the Magherafelt area. She claims the service is a lifeline for parents who are often at breaking point. The money for the club comes from the Office of the First and Deputy First Minister and costs around eighty thousand pounds a year. The Barnardo’s charity says it’s one of seven projects for children being cut this year. Julie McCullough reports.