When I was losing my young son, the Human Rights Act gave us a lifeline | Craig Mathieson

The act, plus legal aid, helped my family to secure the help we desperately needed. Attempts to undermine it put us all at risk

If anyone had told me that my family would ever need disability benefits, legal aid or the Human Rights Act, I wouldn’t have believed them. I am sharing my story because my fear is that when the next family comes to need these same things, they will not be there.

Cameron was the youngest of our four wonderful children. He was born in 2007, and it quickly became clear he was very ill. He had to be rushed [...]

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