A get together was held at the home of Uplands Enterprise Trust to celebrate the trust being able to offer further respite care for young people living with disabilities.

The trust has recently been granted provision to offer Short Breaks, a respite service for families where children will have fun experiences after school, on weekends or during the holidays.

Freshbrook mum of two, Jess' two children Leo, 8 and Logan, 13, both use the service and she said its help was vital.

"The service is a lifeline to many families across Swindon and the centre really needs up keeping with new facilities, light sensory room is vital especially for Leo with his visual impairment- so many children with learning disabilities love it.

"Without the centre most families will be stuck in with no help as its so hard to get carers to take out children especially when they get older and more challenging."

A whos-who of notable local names attended like Vice Lord- Lieutenant of Wiltshire, William Wyldbore-Smith, Swindon mayor Garry Perkins and South Swindon MP Robert Buckland, who spoke about the crucial work

"It's great to see the centre going from strength to strength, wonderful to gather here with friends and supporters to promote its work and talk about respite care and support for families of young people with disabilities.

"Essential provision being delivered here in Swindon, we are doing it well, but more to be done."

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