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Parents let down by summer childcare provision, says Mencap

Parents of children with learning disabilities, including autism, are struggling to find childcare and support during the summer holidays, according to Mencap. Access to short break services, respite case and daily childcare was poor in many areas across the country, a survey carried out by the charity found. Of 316 parents who responded, 56 per
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Families of West Berkshire children with autism win court fight against short break cuts

A High Court judge has ruled that West Berkshire Council broke the law when it cut funding for short breaks for families of disabled children by 40 per cent. The council was taken to court by two families from Newbury, one with an eight-year-old daughter with autism, epilepsy and a brain malformation, the other with a 14-year-old
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Have your say in Reading Short Breaks consultation

Reading Families’ Forum is inviting parents and carers of children with disabilities or special needs, including autism spectrum conditions, to give their views on short breaks and respite care as part of a consultation by Reading Borough Council. The Reading Short Breaks programme supports Autism Berkshire’s Games Club for 8 to 15-year-olds at Emmer Green Youth &
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