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Families challenge decision to close respite centre

Families were in the High Court on 6 and 7 February to challenge the decision by Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group to stop funding Nascot Lawn respite centre. The centre provides vital short breaks for disabled children. The hearing has now finished, with a decision expected in the next few weeks.

Two respite centres to close in Hampshire

Despite parent opposition, Hampshire County Council formally recommended the closure of the centres in Aldershot and Winchester, which provide care to 35 disabled children with the most complex needs in the area.

What are short breaks?

Step two of our Five Step Plan calls on the government to ‘Review funding of short breaks provision for disabled children and families’. But what do we mean when we talk about short breaks?

Five steps to address the health and social care crisis for disabled children

We’re launching the next phase of the #SecretLifeofUs campaign with a five step plan to address the growing crisis in health and social care for disabled children. We want the Government to take steps to ensure health and social care services work for disabled children and their families.