Margaret says, “My care package was cut purely for financial reasons, not because I didn’t need the support. There was a shift in emphasis on meeting your personal care needs, like dressing and washing, rather than of giving you support to live your life. Life isn’t based on eating, drinking and sleeping. I have a 23-hour per week care package. It doesn’t stretch across, so on the weekend, I tend basically to stay in bed. If I need more care hours in the weekend, I have to take it away from my others in the week, so there’s no leeway.”