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MOTHER CHALLENGES CUT IN CARE FOR DISABLED SON

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The mother of a severely disabled 11-year-old boy has been given leave to apply for judicial review into her son's ...
The mother of a severely disabled 11-year-old boy has been given leave to apply for judicial review into her son's case after Bexley LBC cut his home care from 21 to 6 hours a week, reports The Independent (p2).

Pamela Butt is a single mother and works full time. Her son Christopher has quadriplegic cerebral palsy. He can do nothing for himself.

Mrs Butt's case is being supported by the Carers National Association. Francine Bates, the association's assistant director, said: 'When community care was introduced carers were promised they would be given practical support to help them to continue caring. Despite these assurances, many carers are having to struggle to get practical help. Mrs Butt's case clearly demonstrates the need for a change in the law.'
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