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To: Carmarthenshire County Council

Save Carmarthenshire's Disabled Childrens Respite Services

Please do not reduce respite care centres for children with profound needs

Why is this important?

Llys Caradog and Blaenau Respite Centres provide invaluable respite to many children with profound needs and their families across Carmarthenshire preventing many families reaching crisis point.

This service is already oversubscribed. Home based, outreach support is not equivalent. It does not provide the social interactions/opportunities for the children and it does not provide the mental and emotional respite for the family who have a vital break while the child is away from the family home.

"We have been supported by Llys Caradog since our disabled son's behavioural difficulties became increasingly difficult to manage. He can be physically aggressive and needs one to one supervision. Overnight respite at Llys gives our family a much needed break to rest and recharge ready to provide care for our son again."

Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom

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Reasons for signing

  • These respite services enable the families to recharge and resume caring, without this they would reach crisis point and that would cost the Council more money than keeping the respite services running!
  • My son attends Blaenua and loves it, its his chance to mix with others and make new friends. To have a sleep over like other children take for granted. He counts the days until his next visit and so do I it not only keeps me sain but gives me time to spend with my other children. without this service many families wouldn't cope.
  • All children need to be cared for unfortunately some need more help. These services are so needed and help families

Updates

2013-12-16 11:37:12 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2013-12-15 22:53:33 +0000

500 signatures reached

2013-12-15 20:47:50 +0000

100 signatures reached

2013-12-15 20:24:26 +0000

50 signatures reached

2013-12-15 20:05:02 +0000

25 signatures reached

2013-12-15 19:45:12 +0000

10 signatures reached