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A 6000 name petition has been handed to Newport City Council to try to stop cuts to services for those living with disabilities. Proposals include closing a residential respite home for people with learning difficulties.
The council says that no decision has yet been made but the consultation process closed today. Our Correspondent Richard Morgan has more.
Protesters tell ITV News why they are against Newport Council's plans to close a respite care home for people for disabilities.
Dawn Parker's daughter Rachel uses the New Willows respite care home. She talks about the support offered there and why she is campaigning to keep it open.
Dawn Parker, whose daughter Rachel uses the respite care at New Willows, says the proposed closure of the the home will have a detrimental effect on her health.
Newport City Council stresses that no decision has yet been made.
Parents of people with disabilities are handing a 6,000-signature petition into Newport City Council later in a bid to stop a residential respite home being closed.
Newport City Council is currently consulting over changes to the provision of care in the city, including a proposal to close New Willows, which provides residential respite care to adults with learning difficulties.
The council says the changes should give greater choice to people.
The consultation on the plans closes in February. Newport City Council says no final decision will be made until then.