As everyone has probably seen, there's a big story at the moment about a mother who, as a result of a lack of respite help from her local authority, is considering putting her severely disabled child into care. More details can be found here: PM criticised on Mumsnet by mother of disabled child.
I wasn't going to comment on this story because I worried that it would seem that I'm only responding out of self-interest. And on a more emotional level, it's far too close to the bone. It's extremely difficult to talk about, and think about, rationally. One of the important lessons we've learned over this past year or so is that you get through all of this day by day. To now sit and think about Maggie's future being affected by government cuts would make this process much more difficult.
What I will say, however, is that I think it's utterly fucking shameful that we, as a society, can't look after disabled children, and their families, properly. Even if I wasn't personally affected, I would think that - as I'm sure any reasonable person would.