Riven cares full-time for her six-year old daughter, who has quadriplegic cerebral palsy and epilepsy. Riven has MS, using a wheelchair outside the house and a walking stick inside. Her partner changed to part-time work, fitting his hours around their daughter’s school timetable. When social services refused their request to increase their support package beyond the current six hours per week, Riven told her social workers she could no longer cope and asked them to help her find a residential home for her child. Riven says, “I have no wish to put my daughter into a home. All I am asking for is a little more support. Without this, we simply cannot cope, and nor can families up and down the country, just like ours. We are crumbling.”

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