WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL NEWS
Carers Granted A Break
with disabilities in Warwickshire and their families are set to benefit
from a £70,000 cash boost.
will be able to go on short breaks after the money was awarded from a
County Council's Social Services Department got the money from the
government's "Carers Special Grant" to spend across the county
on short breaks for disabled children.
Sid Tooth, Cabinet Member for Social Services, said:
am delighted that Warwickshire has received this funding. It means that
the council will be able to offer more much-needed respite care to
disabled children and their families.
breaks give children a chance to meet new friends and enjoy new
activities, whilst their parents get a well-earned rest and time to
spend with each other and other family members."
Lee, Social Services lead officer for young carers, added:
year we are hard pressed to meet the need and this extra money will make
a big difference to children and their families.
of the money will be spent on 'packages of care' for individual children
while some will be spent on playschemes, so that in addition to our
current support of summer playschemes we can now extend these to other
Social Services has been awarded £409,000 from the government's "Carers
Special Grant" to spend on carers during 2000-2001.
for adult carers, young carers, and respite care for disabled children are
being set up around the county.