7:40am Thursday 11th October 2012 in Letters
THE Paralympics have got everyone thinking about disability in a positive way, but many readers may not realise that families with disabled children face huge challenges in everyday life.
Many families have to fight long and complicated battles just to find an appropriate school or therapy for their disabled child and often the support can only be found far away from their home.
The impact on family life cannot be underestimated. It means families can’t spend quality time together and may even miss family occasions such as birthdays.
At Scope, we believe that all families with disabled children should get the support they need through local services.
We are launching a campaign called ‘Keep us close’ to help put pressure on the Welsh Government and make changes that will stop families having to fight or travel long distances, but we need your help.
We’re asking the residents of Barry to come into the Scope shop on Holton Road until October 21 and sign our petition to help families with disabled children get the support they need.
And while you’re in the shop, you never know, you may be able to pick up a bargain at the same time.
Jacque Brailsford Scope shop manager 137 Holton Road Barry