Mother asks social services to take daughter into care

Just a quick entry before I leave the office (ssh!) but wanted to draw your attention to this terribly sad story, where a mother has asked social services to take her disabled daughter into care. She’s been driven to it after being refused additional hours of respite assistance and a link family to support her. And she’s also one of the mums that David Cameron visited during his election campaign to assure her that a Tory government would lift the restrictions on nappies provided by the NHS for disabled children. Ah, the big society.

Some of her supporters are writing to Cameron and to their MPs – read the thread linked to earlier if you’re interested in helping. And here’s a great blog post about the situation.