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Dorset Families In Need Offered A Break

Buddy Scheme

Published at 10:59am 30th September 2014. (Updated at 5:53pm 30th September 2014)

A Buddy Scheme is being offered to families in Dorset with children who need support.

Community Wessex is giving families the chance to have a short break for a reduced cost of £7 for an hour.

The scheme includes sporting activities and trips to the cinema to give parents respite while the  children a fun filled support session.

Community Wessex are the social care service provided by the regional charity Autism Wessex.

Area Manager of Community Wessex Jo Pattison "A break, however short, can be invaluable so we are encouraging families to get in touch with us so can assess their needs."

The scheme will offer support to children aged 8-18 who have health needs, a mental health illness, physical or learning disabilities or sensory impairments.

To contact Community Wessex call 01202 853000.

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