Children's respite homes at risk

Cornwall council plans to close two children's respite homes - as it tries to save £196 million. The centres provide short breaks for children and young people with severe learning disabilities.

Fury over plans to close children's respite care homes

Parents in Cornwall are furious at the council's proposals to close two children's respite homes - as the authority tries to save £196 million.

The centres provide short breaks for children and young people with severe learning disabilities.

If the plans are approved, it would mean the centres would close next year.

Some of the families who use them say they're shocked at the proposals. Francesca Carpenter reports.