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CARERS of disabled children and young people will benefit from a £2m pot of cash for respite.

The Hampshire County Council grants to will pay for short breaks for children across the county giving their carers much-needed rest.

Funding for respite breaks was under threat two years ago until a campaign by parents saved it until at least 2017.

Councillor Keith Mans, member for children’s services, said: ‘I fully understand how essential it is for carers of children who have a disability to be able to take a regular break from their caring responsibilities so that they are able to have some time for themselves and to an extent recharge their batteries.

‘This enables them to cope better with the additional pressures that being a parent or carer of a child with a disability can bring.

‘The funding I have agreed will enable a variety of short breaks to be available across Hampshire, offering children and young people, and their carers, a good range of choice.’