The crisis in social care is particularly cruel for the young people who need it | Frances Ryan

The BBC drama based on my book shows how difficult it is to ‘have a life’ without vital support

Rachel sleeps in a chair when she can’t get into bed. She used to have a team of care workers to help her move, cook and clean, but as government cuts came in throughout the 2010s they have all been axed. Elli walks with a cane, but since her care hours have been halved she trips more than she should. Once, she fell on her bathroom floor and waited five hours for help to come. Pete used to have full-time carers that [...]

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