Support families with disabled children

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The Paralympics 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. Families can’t spend quality time together and may even miss occasions such as birthdays.

At Scope, we believe all families with disabled children should get the support they need through local services.

We are launching a campaign called ‘Keep us close’ to put pressure on the Government to make the changes that will stop families having to fight or travel long distances, but we need your help.

We’re asking the residents of Ilkeston to come into the Scope shop between October 1 and 21 and sign our petition cards 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.

Carl Coxon

Ilkeston Scope shop manager