Petition over respite home plans

A petition will be handed in to Newport City Council calling for services for disabled young adults to be saved. The council says no decision has yet been made.

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Newport respite home 'a lifeline'

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.

I know I can put Rachel into New Willows and her care plan will be followed. It gives me peace of mind, and a chance for time to myself. Rachel's needs are complex and I wouldn't get a break at all without it. I have no one to help me.

– Dawn Parker

Newport City Council stresses that no decision has yet been made.

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