Mother asks social services to take daughter into care

// 19 January 2011

Just a quick entry before I leave the office (ssh!) but wanted to draw your attention to this terribly sad story, where a mother has asked social services to take her disabled daughter into care. She’s been driven to it after being refused additional hours of respite assistance and a link family to support her. And she’s also one of the mums that David Cameron visited during his election campaign to assure her that a Tory government would lift the restrictions on nappies provided by the NHS for disabled children. Ah, the big society.

Some of her supporters are writing to Cameron and to their MPs – read the thread linked to earlier if you’re interested in helping. And here’s a great blog post about the situation.

Comments From You

Claire // Posted 19 January 2011 at 10:12 pm

Have emailed my MP, asking him to put pressure on Cameron to help this poor family.

How absolutely awful. Big Society indeed…

Jane // Posted 19 January 2011 at 10:50 pm

It’s sad, but what’s even sadder is that this is just one of millions of examples of the government leaving vulnerable people (families, those living in poverty, and the disabled/carers) to rot.

jake // Posted 19 January 2011 at 10:53 pm

has any one heard anything about this story?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/christopherbooker/8262049/A-mothers-fall-causes-her-to-lose-her-child.html

I can’t find anything else on it but we should be talking about it.

Antigone // Posted 19 January 2011 at 11:08 pm

I am so glad that this is being high-lighted, I have seen it several times today. I truly felt my heart go out to this poor woman and if anyone could possibly doubt the enormous value of public services then shame on them, frankly.

It’s too lazy to paint those in need of support as grabbing and/or dishonest. This shows that it’s above all about humanity and dignity.

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