‘Brink of collapse’: parents of disabled children buckling under 24-hour care | Disability | The Guardian

Parents of severely disabled children, are the “forgotten families on the brink of collapse” and are warning that they urgently need support as they are at the point of burnout.

Families with vulnerable children are providing complex, round-the-clock care with no respite or outside help. Many have had to cancel home carers’ services because of the lack of sufficient PPE or testing. Others are struggling to cope after respite and outside care services were cancelled.

“There’s not enough special educational needs staff at my daughter’s school to send her back,” said Jean Wilson, the mother of 17-year-old [...]

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