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Consultation on plans to close two respite centres

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Plans to close two children residential respite centres in Hampshire have gone to public consultation.

In the face of ongoing national austerity, the County Council says it's looking into re-designing the overnight respite service.

It wants to develop a less institutionalised approach.

The two care homes facing closure are Merrydale in Winchester and Sunbeams in Aldershot.

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