Uk news East Ayrshire respite centre for carers as young as five gets the go ahead PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - The Honeypot Charity for young carers will use the Old School at Dalleagles to provide valuable breaks.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A respite holiday centre for carers as young as five has been given the go ahead by East Ayrshire Council planners. The facility is to be set up at the Old School, Dalleagles, south-west of New Cumnock. The building is being acquired by The Honeypot Charity, which states it is the only charity in the UK dedicated to younger carers aged between five and 12. In a supporting statement to planners, the charity states: “Some of the children are as young as five when they start helping to give medication, complete household chores and assist with personal care. “Although they are still children, some care for up to 30 hours a week, 365 days a year, often single-handed.” The Honeypot Charity currently operate similar centres in England and Wales. Download the Ayrshire Live app today The Ayrshire Live app is available to download now. Get all the local news in your area – plus features, football news and the latest on the coronavirus crisis – at your fingertips 24/7.
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Respite break consists of a three-day, two-night stay, offering children ‘protected’ time to play and make new friends and explore the surroundings free of their caring commitments. Although it was originally a school, the property is currently split between a guest house and a house for staff operating it. In a report, planners state: “It has been demonstrated that the existing guest house and dwelling will be used to provide respite accommodation for young people from aged five to 18 years and the existing dwelling house will be used to accommodate staff.
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“With regard to the existing two-bedroom dwelling, it is considered that up to five residents living together in a household where care is provided is not a material change in the use class of the property. “In this case, the staff accommodation will be single household. Therefore, it is concluded that there would be no material change of use.”
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