This week marks one year since Black April: the month that saw multiple, simultaneous benefit cuts piled in on the people living with disability, illness and poverty. This is not an anniversary for cards and chocolates. More an eviction notice in a brown envelope or a voucher for the local food bank. (more…)
She was left without help
Published on the 07 April
MULTIPLE sclerosis sufferer Lorraine Mansell says a care company is ‘disgusting’ after she was left without help.
The 56-year-old needs two carers to help her four times a day as her condition means she cannot walk or use her left arm.
The carers help her out of bed in the morning and make her breakfast, help at lunchtime, teatime, and get her to bed at 9pm,
But Mrs Mansell, of Harvard Close, Lee-on-the-Solent, said that company Apex Care – a private company contracted by Hampshire County Council – has let her down. (more…)