The savings are clear, but pressure on budgets is restricting opportunities for disabled young people and their familiesLuke Clements is Cerebra professor of law and social justice at Leeds UniversityMary* is remarkable. Her meagre rented flat is not. She works several menial jobs, bringing in just enough to keep her family finances afloat. And it’s a constant battle to get decent care for her disabled child.I was visiting with two students as part of a research project (pdf) investigating the challenges families encounter in obtaining support for home adaptations for disabled young people. Mary’s love and dedication left a lasting impression on us. Related: To save money, councils are pushing residential care – and stripping rights | Rob Greig Related: Disabled people hit by housing crisis are told: ‘Your life is too expensive’ Continue reading…

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