Janice is a deaf-blind mother with a 5-year-old daughter. She says, “If I want to take my daughter out, I use my Disability Living Allowance to pay for the hourly rate of a nanny and to help with extra costs. For example, if we go out to the zoo, I have to pay for an extra adult. I also have to pay for their food and mileage, and these things all add up.” Janice works full time, but is worried that proposed cuts to her benefits will have a severe impact on her role as a mother. She says, “If I lose my DLA, I’m worried I won’t be able to afford to take my daughter out, go swimming or go to the play area – all the normal things that parents do. I just won’t be able to afford the extra costs that non-disabled parents don’t have.”

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