Funding news

DCSF new funds for disabled children, young people and their families – Saturday 8 December 2007

As part of the Children’s Plan £53m has been designated to help disabled children, young people and their families.

£45m will go towards enabling disabled children to get better quality short breaks to experience new things and to give parents some time off.

A further £8.4m will be made available over the next three years, to 2010-11, for families with disabled children under the age of 18. Previously, only families with children under 16 have been able to apply for the grant.

The money will build on the government's long term strategy Aiming High for Disabled Children: Better Support for Families which is backed by £340m over the next three years from the DCSF, announced in the Spring. The ambition is to transform in services for families with disabled children by 2011.

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