Campaigners lobbied the council to save two respite care centres in Newcastle. Cheviot View offers short stays to disabled children and Castle Dene does the same for disabled adults, to give their carers a break.
The council is seeking a cheaper alternative, which may include transferring the services to a private company or charity.
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