Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire disabled college to extend respite care

A Lincolnshire charity which runs college courses for students with learning difficulties is extending its accommodation for respite care.

Linkage Community Trust said its service at the college's Toynton campus was attracting a growing number of people.

It is also running an open day for social workers and anyone else interested in the respite care.

Seaside respite would also be available in Skegness, the charity said.

Rex Richardson, director of care services, said there was a range of accommodation available including houses equipped to cater for people with profound and multiple disabilities.

Neil Foxon, father of one of the respite service users, said: "When in respite, our daughter is not just left in front of a TV, she is taken out to shows, garden fetes, cafes and cinema just as we would when she is at home with us."

The open day takes place on 11 April.

Linkage Community Trust has campuses in Louth, Grimsby and Spilsby.

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