Stacey says, “I got the call today to say my daughter’s special needs youth club has lost its funding and is to close. It sounds like nothing major, but at 13 it’s the only shred of independence she has and it is very important to her. She has made friends there and it means the world to her. I had to tell her when she came home from school and she was devastated. Closing it will make no significant impact on the country’s finances, but the impact on my daughter’s life will be huge.”