Respite centre facing "challenges in funding"

"We face challenges in funding because we're just not getting enough money and that shouldn't be the case.

"It would cost an awful lot more if people couldn't look after their own children."

– Christine Bowditch, Chair of Carlisle Mencap

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Children's respite centre anniversary

A centre which provides respite care for children with learning disabilities and their families in north Cumbria is celebrating its first birthday. The Grace Little Centre in Carlisle's Kingmoor Park was built by the charity MENCAP.