LANCASHIRE County Council is to look again at its controversial decision to scrap its Break Time Service of school holiday daycare for disabled children.

It has shelved its proposed closure, part of plans announced last year to save £114million by 2022, while it reviews its entire provision for respite care for families and carers .

County Labour group leader Cllr Azhar Ali said the move, after a consultation with those affected, was a 'U-turn' by the authority's Conservative leadership.

Following more than 750 responses, the county council cabinet will next month be asked to authorise a second look at the service as part of a redesign of the whole of short break provision.

Edwina Grant, the county council's children’s services boss, said: “We have listened to people's views and it has become clear we need to look at the whole short break service, not just Lancashire Break Time, to deliver a service that better meets their needs.

“We recognise that the wider service provision is quite traditional and could be better designed. We therefore want to look at how we can consider the whole service offer in partnership with parents and carers. In the meantime, the Lancashire Break Time service will continue in its current form."

Cllr Ali said: "Labour working with service users have forced a U- turn by the Conservative administration.

"During the budget process, we warned that without this service there would be major implications.

"The proof will be in the pudding and we will be working with service users to shape the new service."