Jessica says, “I wrote to the prime minister for reassurance that the government was considering how its cuts would affect people like my son, who is two and has cerebral palsy. I’m worried that there is a threat to the vital support he gets from our local authority. This support budget is not protected from the £34 million of cuts that the council is being forced to make by central government this year. We don’t want anything dramatic for our son – we’d just really like him to be able to get close to what other children can do. The less expert input he gets, the slower he will be to sit, drink and talk. I still haven’t had a reply to my letter.”