North Somerset Council to pay £35k for family’s new wet room

PUBLISHED: 19:09 05 February 2017

North Somerset Council wants to relinquish control of Avon Way Hall.

North Somerset Council wants to relinquish control of Avon Way Hall.

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A couple may receive up to £35,000 from North Somerset Council to create a wet room for an adopted disabled child.

The couple, called Mr and Mrs D in council papers, asked for help to extend their home. The council has agreed in principle to give £30,000-35,000 to the pair who have adopted two children.

The deal would involve the family paying back a percentage of the funds, in the event they sold the house within the next few years or no longer had responsibility for the children.

The council report says: “If the children were to have remained in long-term foster care, whether that be with the local authority foster carers, independent foster carers or a residential care placement, the total cost for their care would have been considerably higher.”

Mr and Mrs D looked into moving house, but the council says it would be ‘costly and unrealistic for them’.


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