Below is a link for a petition to save a children's Respite unit in Portsmouth.
People think is easy for parents to put their children into respite, but it's not, it's finding a place that you feel comfortable with, a place you feel your child will like, a place you know they will be safe in and as a parent of a special needs child, places like that are hard to find. That is why Beechside has to be saved, it is all those things and more, not only to me but a lot of family's over the South.
It was a place where my son could meet up with friends for tea, sleepovers, BBQ to name a few, things that other children take for granted, it's a place that they can socialize with children their own age, a place they can have a break from parents, brothers and sisters, they don't want to be with their mum 24/7 when they are 13-18 etc, what teenager does.
It's a place where the parents know they are safe, so they then can chill and have time with their other children, do normal things like sleep and eat at the right time.
I know I've emailed a lot of my friends and fellow bloggers with the link and some have already signed and I want to say a BIG THANK YOU from Steven, his friends and their parents and carers, it really is appreciated.
3 years ago