Save Charles House!

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Help us SAVE Charles House!

After receiving a letter today, the proposed plan to close Charles House has been described as "We feel it will be a better environment for the children". 

The plan is to move all the children to a building over 10 miles away, currently accommodating children with severe learning disabilitities on a full time basis. The current residents will be moved into foster care or similar. 

The proposed new building lacks several qualities that many of the children depend upon at Charles House. The communal areas are much smaller, restricting children like my son, who enjoys being able to run free as he pleases. Reduced space also has a severe impact on children whom seek supervised solitude when experiencing a meltdown from a sensory overload and many many more reasons....

As the parent of a child who has been using the service nearly 2 years I feel the proposal is not child focused. My son and most of the children rely upon routine and familiarity. 

The proposal will mean the new team will comprise of some staff from Charles House and some from the new building, resulting in the redundancies of some of our children's key workers and carers, people they have formed an emotional bond with, people that know their behavioural issues and needs inside out. This will only result in confusion and distress for my son and many of the other children. 

May I ask you to please take the time to sign our petition and save Charles House!

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