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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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Teens set up website for others in care

A group of teenagers who have spent most of their childhoods in care have helped to set up a new website offering career advice, shopping tips and information on health for their peers. They want others to learn from their experiences.

There are three and a half thousand children in care in Kent. The council believes an interactive website is one way of giving them help and support. In his report about 'Kent Cares Town' , Tom Savvides spoke to Theresa Jackson, Sophia Dunstan, David Tadese; and Tony Doran from Kent County Council.